Purvis Young new world auction record set with $437K sale at Akiba

Published January 6th, 2024 by Akiba Galleries

DANIA BEACH, Fla. — Eclipsing all previous prices for the artist, a large-scale prime-period work by Purvis Young (1943-2010) sold for a remarkable $350,000 ($437,500 with buyer’s premium) at Akiba Galleries on December 6. Estimated at up to $10,000, the 1974 painting by the Florida Outsider artist was competed for by eight phone and internet bidders up to $200,000, with two bidders taking it from there.

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