NOAH DAVIS (1983-2015)
NOAH DAVIS (1983-2015)
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NOAH DAVIS (1983-2015)

Untitled (Sketch for Larger More Realistic Painting)

NOAH DAVIS (1983-2015)
Untitled (Sketch for Larger More Realistic Painting)
oil on canvas
24 x 30 in. (61 x 76.2 cm.)
Painted in 2010.
Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles
Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2010
Naples, Italy, Annarumma Gallery, Noah Davis: More Paintings, May-July 2010.

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Lot Essay

"Even apart from his manifold activities as a curator and organizer, Davis was hard to pin down as a painter. His works in the medium have a disarming candor—artists like Fairfield Porter, Peter Doig, and Palmer Hayden are clear forebears—but elements of mystery or even magic often appear, interrupting any easy sense of familiarity. Straightforward narratives slip away... They suggest a kind of dream logic, or an overlaying of memory and fantasy."
—(A. Russeth, "Noah Davis, Influential Artist Who Died as His Star Was Rising, Comes Into Full View in New York," Surface, January 2020)

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