Larry Clemons

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Nature of Purvis Young's Death Confuses, Upsets Friends and Fans

    Photo by Flickr user nyti07Purvis Young with some of his art​Purvis Young spent most of his life free: riding his bike up and down Overtown streets, coming and going as he pleased, and staying up all night to paint. When the prolific mixed-media artist died last week, he was confined to a nursing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Did State-Appointed Guardians Bankrupt Purvis Young?

    Photo by Flickr user nyti07Purvis Young with some of his work.​Larry Clemons almost threw up this morning when he read in the paper that Purvis Young, who died yesterday at 67 of cardiac arrest, passed away penniless. "That's absolutely disgusting. When I was there for Purvis, he had money," says ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Artist Purvis Young, Dead at 67, Remembered by Good Friend, Curator

    He found Purvis Young in 1992, sitting on a milk crate under a Miami overpass, sketching. Young never drove, or had a driver's license, but instead would bike around Overtown, stopping to draw people he saw on the streets. In the process he had documented the riots of the early '80s, the burning of ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 14, 2010
  • Culture

    June 18, 2009

    Double Whammy

    The ultimate South Florida outsider artist, Purvis Young, is the subject of a pair of mini-retrospectives.

  • Culture

    December 12, 2002

    Keep on Horttin'

    Even on life support, the Hortt competition offers some intriguing local work

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    The Art of the Deal

    Skot Foreman brings big-name art to an unexpected seaside town

  • Culture

    February 4, 1999
  • Calendar

    January 29, 1998

    Night & Day

    January 29 - February 4, 1998