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Purvis Young




Purvis Young (1943 - 2010)

Drawing from the 1990's #443

Acrylic Paint on Found Object

14 .25 x 8.5 in

Purvis Young unequivocally expressed societal and racial issues, serving as an early activist through his art - thoughtfully dissecting politics and bureaucracy. Originally labeled as an Outsider Artist for his lack of formal art education, Contemporary collectors now consider him a pioneer and early forefather to the Street Art movement. He utilized a new type of urban storytelling, employing a graphic tale that is unique, fresh, and raw - often coined Urban or Social Expressionism.

Young often painted on wood, paper, and found objects he would source from dumpsters, garbage cans, litter, and numerous unconventional locations; as referenced in this image.

Available at Burgess Modern + Contemporary

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