Yael Lipschutz is a Los Angeles and Joshua Tree-based critic. She is the curator of Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman at MOCA, Los Angeles (October 11, 2014 - January 11, 2015) and Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada, which she is co-organizing with Franklin Sirmans at LACMA (June 2015 - September 2015). She holds a PhD in Art History from USC, teaches Modern and Contemporary Art at Loyola Marymount University, and writes for Flash Art, Art in America and Art US.
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I met Noah Purifoy in 1997 at the sprawling 10-acre sculpture site he constructed in Joshua Tree, California. I was 17 years old at the time and was blown away by his work.