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Joe Lewis

is President of the Noah Purifoy Foundation, an artist, and lives in Irvine, California.

The Noah Purifoy Foundation

It’s not difficult to understand the depth and breadth of these two quotes when standing on Blair Lane in Joshua Tree California, looking out over the scores of artworks—from monumental to human scale, built by Noah Purifoy during a sixteen-year period that populate the ten-acre site of the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture. Also, the immense challenges facing the Foundation as well. Sometimes you can feel Noah’s presence working in seamless collaboration with the robust environment of the High desert—his oft-cited partner in the creative process. Noah was seventy-two years old when he moved to the desert.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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