Mar 21, 2024 - Sale 2663

Sale 2663 - Lot 40

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(ART.) Noah Purifoy, et al. Junk [Art: 66 Signs of Neon]. Numerous illustrations. [12] pages. Illustrated wrappers in tan and black, 13¾ x 10½ inches, minimal wear; signed by Purefoy on the first page in 1995. Los Angeles, CA, circa 1971

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The 66 Signs of Neon exhibition was born from the 1965 Watts Uprising. Sculptor Noah Purifoy found himself scavenging through the ruins of the neighborhood in search of fragments of accidental beauty. He came to lead a collective of like-minded artists who mounted an exhibition of their "junk art" in 1966, and then sent it on tour through 1971. This catalog, in the enigmatic spirit of the art, has no date or proper title, but does feature explanatory text credited to "Noah Purifoy as told to Ted Michel." The work displayed within is by Purifoy, Judson Powell, and other artists, and is the only contemporary document on this seminal exhibition. One copy in OCLC, at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.