"Published on the occasion of the 2020 exhibition at David Zwirner New York, this book is a comprehensive compendium of the late Noah Davis’s poignant and extraordinary oeuvre."
– Allison Schaller and Danielle Walsh, Vanity Fair
"The show [at David Zwirner New York] is so good—yet so poignantly final—that it leaves you feeling both euphoric and wretched... As art, it stands alone, 100 percent persuasive. But it also reminds us that Davis won’t be producing more paintings. And that hurts."
– Sebastian Smee, The Washington Post
"What’s remarkable about Davis’ work is that he’s very ahead of the curve on a sort of flat figurative painting that’s absolutely dominated the 21st century."
– Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine
"The exhibition... establishes him as one of the signal figurative painters of the era, and a once-in-a-generation colorist."
– Andrew Russeth, Surface
"A new show at David Zwirner could secure the legacy of his ‘mad genius’ for years to come."
– Taylor Dafoe, Artnet News
"Context and legacy aside, the paintings are marvelous. Primarily figurative, they’re narratively and emotionally murky yet fiercely charged with heat."
– Wallace Ludel, Cultured Magazine
"This social and artistic evidence of Noah Davis’ legend is there for all to see at Zwirner..."
– Piotr Orlov, AFROPUNK
"His works [are]... sumptuously surreal..."
– Dessane Lopez Cassell, Hyperallergic
"Davis’s paintings have a dreamlike magnetism."
– Scott Indrisek, Artsy
“Learning more about Noah Davis as I read his self-titled book — and the community of artists for whom he has posthumously provided a platform — reminds me to relish the group of young Black creatives I see creating impactful work today, in real time.”
– Utibe Mbagwu, New York magazine