Noah Purifoy: Outdoor Desert Art Museum, Joshua Tree

Two days after filming the Noah Purifoy retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) we went to Joshua Tree to have a look at Noah Purifoy’s magnum opus, the Outdoor Desert Art Museum. In the late 1980’s after eleven years of public policy work for the California Arts Council, Purifoy moved his practice out to the Mojave desert, where he lived for the last fifteen years of his life. He created ten-acres full of large-scale sculpture on the desert floor, constructed entirely from junked materials. This video takes you on a stroll through this unique open air assemblage museum. For more information on Noah Purifoy watch this video interview with the co-curator of LACMA’s Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada exhibition, Franklin Sirmans (a transcript will be available soon in our upcoming magazine (No. 32).

Noah Purifoy: Outdoor Desert Art Museum, Joshua Tree (California, USA), September 10, 2015.

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