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