Noah Davis Collection

This collection tells the story of Noah Davis, a brilliant artist and cultural force, through the eyes of his friends and collaborators. Together, the two volumes provide a crucial record of Davis's extraordinary oeuvre and offer insight into the impact and legacy of the revolutionary Los Angeles artist and activist.

Noah Davis DZB is published on the occasion of the 2020 exhibition at David Zwirner, New York. Edited by curator Helen Molesworth, the book includes interviews with Lindsay Charlwood, Dagny Corcoran, Daniel DeSure, Thomas Houseago, Deana Lawson, Henry Taylor, and Venus X.

Noah Davis: In Detail includes a special conversation, moderated by Helen Molesworth, between Fred Moten, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Lax, and Julie Mehretu; a new essay by Franklin Sirmans; and a chronology by Lindsay Charlwood.


Publisher: David Zwirner Books

Artists: Noah Davis


Noah Davis

American artist Noah Davis's (1983–2015) body of work encompasses, on the one hand, his lush, sensual, figurative paintings and, on the other, an ambitious institutional project called the Underground Museum, a black-owned-and-operated art space dedicated to the exhibition of museum-quality art in a culturally underserved African American and Latinx neighborhood in Los Angeles.

All Noah Davis books