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Purvis Young

December 3, 2018 – June 22, 2019

Purvis Young is a large-scale exhibition, featuring over 100 paintings from this Miami-born artist who spent the entirety of his life (1943-2010) observing and documenting the lives, deaths, struggles and dreams of the people around him. Numerous universal themes within Young's paintings are highlighted and presented in depth. This marks the foundation's largest solo exhibition to date. All of the paintings are from the Rubell Family Collection’s permanent collection. Several of the paintings on view were recently received as a donation to the foundation in memory of Janet Fleisher.

A comprehensive, 364 page, hardcover catalog with 254 color plates accompanies the exhibition and includes an interview with Young by Hans Ulrich Obrist, recorded in 2005, and writings by Rashid Johnson, Gean Moreno, Franklin Sirmans, César Trasobares, and Barbara N. Young. The catalog is available at our online bookstore.

 

Themes in the exhibition:

Pregnant Women  /  Slaves  /  Boat People Faces  /  Eyes  /  Bugs  /  Prisoners  /  Drugs  /  Horses  /  Protesters  /  Warriors  /  Funerals  /  Holy Men and Angels  /  Planets and Stars

   

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