Young Blood: Noah Davis, Kahlil Joseph, The Underground Museum

Texts by Maikoio Alley Barnes, Helen Molesworth, Henry Taylor, and Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker

This catalogue is published by the Frye Art Museum on the occasion of the exhibition Young Blood: Noah Davis, Kahlil Joseph, The Underground Museum. Celebrating the life and legacy of painter, curator, and visionary artist Noah Davis (1983–2015), Young Blood places Davis’ work in the context of an ongoing visual dialogue with his elder brother, artist and filmmaker Kahlil Joseph. The catalogue features essays by Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, curator of the exhibition; Helen Molesworth, chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Henry Taylor, Davis’ friend and fellow artist; and Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, director emerita of the Frye Art Museum. The catalogue contains rich reproductions of the paintings, installations, sculptural, and filmic works in the exhibition. Young Blood is a celebration of black culture, spirituality, and creative legacy.


Publisher: Frye Art Museum

Artists: Noah Davis

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Softcover

Dimensions: 11 x 14 in | 27.9 x 35.6

Pages: 132 pages

ISBN: 9780988949577

Retail: $40

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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