Purvis Young Exhibit, Angels Chained and Unchained. Courtesy of the Merton D, Simpson Gallery, New York.

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New York Times: Black Artists and the March Into the Museum

By RANDY KENNEDY NOV. 28, 2015
“After decades of spotty acquisitions, undernourished scholarship and token exhibitions, American museums are rewriting the history of 20th-century art to include black artists in a more visible and meaningful way than ever before, playing historical catch-up at full tilt, followed by collectors who are rushing to find the most significant works before they are out of reach.”

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Three Purvis Young Works Acquired by LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and Featured as Part of the Group Show “50 for 50” (April 20, 2015)

LACMA Unboxes 50th Anniversary Gifts. April 20, 2015
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Installation photo of the exhibition 50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA’s Anniversary at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (April 26, 2015 ­ September 13, 2015) featuring one of LACMA’S Purvis Young acquisitions. Photo © Museum Associates/ LACMA

Installation photo of the exhibition 50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA’s Anniversary at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (April 26, 2015 ­ September 13, 2015) featuring one of LACMA’S Purvis Young acquisitions. Photo © Museum Associates/ LACMA

Artsy: How Advocates of African-American Art Are Advancing Racial Equality in the Art World

“When I see what’s happening at the Met, it’s almost extraordinary,” says Lowery Stokes Sims, referring to the increasingly diverse holdings and exhibitions of the New York museum, where she became the first black curator in 1975. “And to have Noah Purifoy at LACMA, and Archibald Motley at the Whitney. This has been a long trajectory,” she adds.
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The People’s Painter: Art for All

One of the most exciting aspects of Purvis Young’s visionary art is how accessible and affordable it still is. He has left us timeless works in over sixty museums and major art collections, public murals, and paintings as well as works on paper for beginning collectors interested in owning his art for the cost of a couple of Broadway theatre tickets!