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Noah Davis: In Detail

Designed as a companion volume to the hugely successful monograph Noah Davis, this publication offers further insight into the impact and legacy of the revolutionary Los Angeles artist and activist. 

Looking to literature, film, architecture, and art history, Noah Davis imbued his ethereal paintings with emotion and imagination. Muted colors, fantastic scenes, and blurred subjects create an intoxicating vision. Attuned to the power of his medium, Davis layered his paintings--figuratively and literally--using a unique dry paint application to depict quotidian life at an enigmatic, almost magical remove. Featuring sumptuous close-ups throughout, this important new book brings into focus the rich, painterly variety and luminous detail of Davis's canvases.

With a special focus on The Underground Museum, which Noah Davis co-founded with his wife, Karon Davis, this volume includes a special conversation, moderated by Helen Molesworth, between Fred Moten, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Lax, and Julie Mehretu. This renowned group of artists and thinkers share personal experiences of the powerful and emotional impact of the groundbreaking Underground Museum and its connection to the larger artistic environs of Los Angeles. Franklin Sirmans writes a new essay and Lindsay Charlwood, a lifelong friend of Noah's, authors a chronology of his life, contextualizing his artistic and social achievements.

  • Publisher: David Zwirner Books (Sep 12, 2023)
  • Language: English
  • Hardcover: 196 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1644230763
  • ISBN-13: 9781644230763
  • Item Weight: 1.87 pounds
  • Dimensions: 10 x 0.52 x 12 inches

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