Noah Davis: The Journal

Featuring lush, powerful paintings by Noah Davis, this blank book—the latest in The Artist Journals series—offers the ideal forum to energize the inner artist or writer.

The late American artist Noah Davis made his mark both as a painter of ethereal figurative works and as a pillar of the Los Angeles creative scene. With Karon Davis, his wife and a fellow artist, he founded the Underground Museum in 2012, a generative cultural institution and arts space in Los Angeles. His first Artist Journal celebrates his singular approach to delicate rendering, unexpected brushwork, and subjects surrounded by potent emotional luminescence.

Each journal is beautifully crafted in Verona, Italy.


Publisher: David Zwirner Books

Artists: Noah Davis

Contributors: The Artist Journals

Designer: Sarah Schrauwen

Printer: VeronaLibri, Verona

Publication Date: 2024

Binding: Hardcover, with collectible bookmark

Dimensions: 7 × 9.75 in | 17.8 × 24.8 cm

Pages: 160

Reproductions: 2 illustrations

ISBN: 9781644231173

Retail: $35 | $45 CAN | £25

Status: Available

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.

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The Artist Journals

The Artist Journals go beyond canonical art to capture the modern and contemporary spirit of today’s most acclaimed painters, sculptors, and other major creative forces. Created in close collaboration with each artist or artist’s estate, these beautifully produced blank books—with their stunning wraparound cover artwork, endpapers, patterned interior pages, and bellybands that transform into collectible bookmarks—are works of art themselves, designed to inspire, collect, and gift to a wide audience. 

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