Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada
'One of Los Angeles’s greatest unheralded artists' - The Guardian
Noah Purifoy (1917-2004) made art in order to bring about social change. Created mostly from found objects, his sculpture both embodies and reflects the environment in which it was created - whether the burnt ruins of the 1966 Watts Riots or the unforgiving climate of the Mojave Desert.
This book which accompanied an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art follows Purifoy's remarkable life and career, during which he transitioned from high-end furniture designer to assemblage artist, social worker, arts administrator and finally creator of a desert art museum.
Illustrated throughout with works from every stage of Purifoy's career, this volume also includes essays by acclaimed curators, critics, journalists and fellow artists - all champions of this profoundly thoughtful sculptor.
- Author: Franklin Sirmans, Department Head of Contemporary Art, LACMA
- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Date published: June 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-3791354347
- Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 24.6 x 2 cm