Purvis Young – The Blue Truck – On Auction

Purvis Young (1943 – 2010) has been recognized as one of the masters of this
broadly defined nonacademic genre of ‘outsider art’. His work possesses a
singularly raw form of aesthetic power and through the decades he has
developed an astounding  oeuvre, out of which we were able to acquire a
range of true highlights, in early 1999, while we visited Miami.

The above painting features one of his favorite subjects: Trucks

In a very expressive fashion Young paints this ‘Blue Truck’, as if it is not a solid mass of metal, but rather a breathing life mass rolling into an either urban environment still under construction or a cemetery of destroyed high rises in a dystopian world. We guess it’s up to the viewer to decide.

Signature: Top right

Size of the artwork: 19 x 25 in(48.26 x 63.5 cm)

Overall Framed Size: 20 x 26 x 0.75 in(50.8 x 66.04 x 1.91 cm)

Condition: excellent

This painting has been sold on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Slotin Folk Art’s Self-Taught Art Masterpiece Sale

Rolf Goellnitz

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