Palm Beach Modern Auctions
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Modern + Contemporary Art & Design

Sat, May 20, 2023 12:00PM EDT
Lot 744

Purvis Young Collage Sketchbook, Black History Month

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Purvis Young (1943-2010)
Marking(s); notes: marking(s)
Country of origin; materials: American; pen, marker, crayon mixed media on paper
Dimensions (H, W, D): 11.25"h, 9.25"w, 3.25"d
Additional Information: Purvis Young's sketchbook is assembled from used books, leaflets and other collage elements, covered with his drawings and writings in various mediums. Among the pages, bound together in a commercial daily time sheet, we  found a 1978 Black History Month flyer from the Miami-Dade Public Library. The book includes approximately eighty original drawings. Interested bidders are welcome to review video leafing through the book's pages; please contact us by email for a download link. Provenance: Consignor purchased the sketchbook from the artist in the late 1970s.

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wear and swelling consistent with functional document of this age and other examples