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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3010B Boston
May 19, 2017 12:00PMCalender

Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) My Dream

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3010B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 19, 2017 12:00PM


Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010)

My Dream
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.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

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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Joan Sonnabend