Miami Art Museum (MAM) has recently opened a new exhibition in the Focus Gallery section of its Permanent Collection installation dedicated to works by the late Purvis Young. The paintings of the celebrated, self-taught Miami artist who passed away in April of this year at the age of 67 will be on view through November 7.
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The Purvis Young Estate is facing very considerable legal bills. As a result the Executor for the Estate has instructed us to sell our exceptional inventory of consigned pieces at 40 % off our list prices. This is your unique opportunity to acquire AT A CONSIDERABLE DISCOUNT major works by a well recognized American artist at a time when his prices are “ rising across the boards “. To identify Estate consigned pieces on our website look for the letters NY in front of the code number.
Purvis Young’s work is in over sixty museums and and innumerable private collections worldwide.
My last encounter with Miami artist Purvis Young was in New York. I had the pleasure of taking him to lunch at Sylvia’s in Harlem for ” rib sticking ” Southern food. Chitlins, corn bread, collared greens, the works……On the wall next to our table were photos of the many celebrities for whom Sylvia’s is an obligatory destination above 125th street. Among them was ex-presidentread on
We have just learned from one of Purvis Young’s lifelong friends that Purvis passed away this morning in Miami.
Purvis had just turned 67 on February 4th of this year.
Those of us who had the privilege of being his friend know that a “ great soul “ has been taken from us. Purvis Young was a true and consummate artist who lived entirely for his