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Miami Black Owned B&B Fun: African American Art in Historic Overtown

Every year, art aficionados head down to Miami to attend Art Basel. This event is a huge art show that connects collectors, galleries, and artists, and are a driving force in supporting the role galleries play in nurturing the careers of artists. We got a sneak peek of a series of events put together by the owners of Copper Door B&B, a black-owned bed & breakfast in Historic Overtown, a historically African-American party of town.  Here is a recap of the fun and celebration of black art in Historic Overtown.

Miami Black Owned B&B Fun: African American Art in Historic Overtown

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The owners of Copper Door B&B are telling the story of Miami through their eyes and making Historic Overtown a focal point.
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Copper Door B&B dedicated a night to Miami’s own, Purvis Young. Mr. Young  was
 an American artist from the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida. Young’s work, often a blend of collage and painting, utilizes found objects and the experience of African Americans in the south. A self-taught artist, Young gained recognition as a cult contemporary self-taught artist, with a collectors’ following including the likes of Jane FondaDamon WayansJim BelushiDan Aykroyd, among others. In 2006 a feature documentary entitled Purvis of Overtown was produced about his life and work. His work is found in the collections of the American Folk Art Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the High Museum of Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others. 
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Guests are enjoying themselves during Art Basel celebrations at Copper Door B&B
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We adore this Miami inspired decor paired with Purvis Young art. Can never get enough rattan. 
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This piece is absolutely stunning and we love the unique framing. 
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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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  1. December 20, 2018 / 3:53 am

    Oh wow!!! Thank you for introducing this wonderful event.. ..i’ve often wondered how our artists work is being showcased for more exposure and this is perfect. (Another good reason why I love this site!!)

    • Michiel Perry
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      December 20, 2018 / 4:09 am

      Always appreciate your support!

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