Purvis Young (Hardcover)

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By Purvis Young (Artist), Mera Rubell (Introduction by), Juan Valadez (Introduction by)
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This publication, the first comprehensive monograph on the paintings of Purvis Young (1943-2010), collects 254 works by the Miami-born African American artist known for his lyrical depictions of current and historical events.

A self-educated artist who began drawing while incarcerated as a teenager, Young became widely known in Florida in the early 1970s with his large-scale murals consisting of paintings on scrap wood, metal and book pages, which he nailed to the walls of abandoned buildings in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami's downtown.

Surveying paintings from throughout his career, the book is thematically arranged in 14 chapters illustrating various stages of life and concerns present in Young's work. The book also includes an interview with Young conducted by Hans Ulrich Obrist in 2005, along with essays by Rashid Johnson, Gean Moreno, Franklin Sirmans, C sar Trasobares and Barbara N. Young.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780991177059
ISBN-10: 0991177053
Publisher: Rubell Family Collection
Publication Date: May 21st, 2019
Pages: 364
Language: English