Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Purvis Young: Works from the Collection - Boca Museum of Art - posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Purvis Young: Works from the Collection

BOCA Museum of Art
July 27 - September 22, 2013

Artwork from Miami-born Purvis Young (1943-2010), a prolific self-taught artist whose works depicted life in Overtown, one of America’s poorest neighborhoods, is on display for Purvis Young: Works from the Collection.
An internationally recognized “outsider” artist, Young’s art reflect what he saw in the world, from soaring interstate highway overpasses, fleets of trucks, run-down streets, angry protests, funeral processions, teeming life, struggles, and violence. His works also depict fantastical elements such as glowing skies, rescuing boats, saints, and hovering angels. The medium for his art includes found objects such as broken furniture, to construction site trash, to discarded books.
Spanning almost four decades, Young’s artwork offers insight into his creative genius and its triumph over a legacy of urban poverty in America.

Museum website found here

This is the second Purvis show Boca has had since the artists death. Purvis' work always draws crowds. Seeing the work properly hung in a museum setting helps to put Purvis' work in the proper context compared to the rest of the contemporary art world. I'm going this weekend!  GL

Here is a link to my tribute page and personal collection of everything Purvis.

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