Purvis Young Museum

  • 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.