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[African-American Sculptor, born in 1941]
Martin Puryear Works Online
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Original works by Martin Puryear available for purchase at art galleries worldwideMuseums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Martin Puryear at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
Guggenheim Museum, New York City
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
That Profile, 1999
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Info about a 2007-08 exhibition: "Martin Puryear"
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. NEW!
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston, West Virginia
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
DePaul University Museum, Chicago
Three Holes, 2002
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. NEW!
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Los Angeles County Museum of Art NEW!
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, University Park, Illinois
Bodark Arc, 1982
Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW!
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Walker Art Center, Minnesota
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale ArchivePictures from Image Archives:
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
PBase Photo SharingMiscellaneous Sites:
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)
Additional Image Search Tools:
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PBSArticles and Reference Sites:
Superb reproductions of a couple of works plus a photograph of the artist.
Encyclopedia Britannica complete article on Martin Puryear Multimedia:
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
The New Yorker
"Martin Puryear retrospective at MOMA", 2007 review by Peter Schjeldahl
Profile from art:21 - Art in the 21st Century
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Flash presentation of 15 works, including Puryear's Dumb Luck, 1990
(click "explore 15 works" when you get past the intro)