SOLD Signed, Untitled Painting by Purvis Young (1943-2010)


Urban landscapes were a frequent theme in Purvis Young’s paintings, often depicting the stormy lives and times of Miami’s Overtown community where the artist spent most of his life. In this example, the artist uses layers of thickly applied paint to create a dense atmosphere heavy with heat and tension. Acrylic and house paint on a fragment of a billboard. Framed by the artist with painted found lumber. 30-1/2” h X 28-1/2” w. 1980s.


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