Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010)
Unsigned, identified on an unattributed label affixed to the reverse.
Mixed media including paint and nails on repurposed wood and plywood, 96 x 48 in. (243.8 x 121.9 cm), unframed.
Condition: Surface grime.
Provenance: From the estate of Joan Sonnabend, Boston, Massachusetts.
Given the artist's use of distressed materials there are numerous dents, nail holes, splinters, and the like that are an inherent part of the work. The warping to the plywood may be endemic too. The painting might benefit from cleaning.
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