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Purvis Young Poster “Souls Grown Deep." SOLD.


Purvis Young (1943-2010.)

Poster with blind emboss and gold foil stamping: “Souls Grown Deep: African American Vernacular Art of the South — The Arnett Collection”; Emory University Museum exhibited at the Atlanta City Hall East for the 100th Cultural Olympiad, 1996. Gold foil stamp of 1996 Olympic Logo. Also sponsored by the Coca Cola Company. 18” x 24.5”. 

Personally signed for me in Atlanta in black marker by Purvis Young and signed a second time with gold metallic marker w/3-horses sketch that amplifies the motif of poster image. Gold metallic marker is bright and vibrant as it was more than twenty years ago. Unique and striking. 

David Byrne’s album American Utopia (2010) features artwork by Purvis Young!

The image is a reproduction of Purvis Young's painting "Locked Up Their Minds" 1972 in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a favorite in the "Souls Grown Deep" exhibit that I was privileged to attend. Horses are a favorite motif in Purvis' art.

Stored in Plexiglass poster frame with heavy cover stock between poster and backing board. Stored in smoke free environment with low light conditions and never exposed to direct sunlight. Bright and vibrant colors, as new. **Zero defects: no holes, no scratches, no tears, and no creases. 

**NOTE: As typical in offset printing (4-color process lithography or 4-color printing) the paper stock used is not archival quality. Despite the best attempt at long-term storage the paper stock has "foxing" - yellow spots - as shown on reverse side. The front is in good condition because of heavy ink coverage. When framed and matted this will make a fine presentation of an important historical art exhibit.

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