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Two Purvis Young Paintings, "Heavenly Angels" & "Angelic Horses"


This set of Purvis Young (b.1943-2010) drawings on vinyl were created in 2003 and were purchased by Alexander Millen Gallery from the Purvis Young Art Museum in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and have recently been custom framed in a lucite box with black frame and Linen mat. Note: See images 9 and 10 for certificates of authenticity. Note: Image dimensions are 12" x 12" x 1/8". FYI. Born February 4, 1943 Liberty City, Miami, Florida, U.S. Died April 20, 2010 Miami, Florida, U.S. Nationality American Education Self-taught Known for contemporary artist, Art Brut, Urban art, painting, installation art Awards artists/fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Website official website Patron(s) Jane Fonda, Damon Wayans, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd Purvis Young (February 4, 1943 - April 20, 2010) was an American artist from the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida. Young's work, often a blend of collage and painting, utilizes found objects and the experience of African Americans in the south. A self-taught artist, Young gained recognition as a cult contemporary self-taught artist, with a collectors' following including the likes of Jane Fonda, Damon Wayans, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, among others. In 2006 a feature documentary entitled Purvis of Overtown was produced about his life and work. His work is found in the collections of the American Folk Art Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the High Museum of Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others. Visit Purvis Young Museum, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For best net trade price or additional questions regarding this item, please click the "Contact Dealer" button or see dealer details for telephone numbers.


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    H 18.5 in. x W 18.5 in. x D 3.25 in.

    H 46.99 cm x W 46.99 cm x D 8.26 cm

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    West Palm Beach, FL
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