Support the NPF Foundation

Donations of any amount are welcome and appreciated!

As an all-volunteer Foundation Board all proceeds go directly towards conservation and preservation of Noah’s Outdoor Art Museum, and our efforts to promote Noah’s artwork and legacy.

For a limited time, Noah Purifoy Foundation is pleased to offer a copy of the catalog Noah Purifoy: High Desert as a thank you to donors of $100 or more. 

Noah Purifoy: High Desert (2015)

The eminent publisher, Steidl has faithfully reproduced a catalog Noah Purifoy himself fabricated with photographs and writings in a 3-ring notebook in 1997. At that time, he wrote this introduction:

This book is divided into three separate parts: The photographs, the photographic chronology and the text. The advantages of this format is to give the viewer at least three options. You can proceed chronologically from the beginning of the book to the end, thereby grasping the artist's full intent to inform, entertain and intrigue. Or you may casually thumb through the book spotting only those details that give meaning to each piece. Or you may flip the pages rapidly just to get a bird's eye view of the content. Or perhaps, you may discover some aspects of the book that we overlooked altogether. Nevertheless no matter what option a viewer chooses to take, it is our desire that each of you get so close to the piece that you see the smoke from its breath as it comes alive.


For a donation of $50 we offer our 17 oz. double wall stainless steel water bottle which keeps your favorite liquids hot for 12 hours and cold for 24 hours! The design of the bottle features “artistamps” by long time Noah Purifoy fan Leslie Caldera:

My aunt lived in Joshua Tree for 50 years, so I have been a regular visitor to the High Desert for most of my life. I learned of Noah and his Outdoor Desert Art Museum 18 years ago and began regularly visiting the site in 2002, whenever I would visit my aunt. I never met Noah, but I know him very well through his amazing work.

As a long time practitioner of Mailart, I have made a series of “artistamps“ over the last 30 years commemorating people and events which interest me. Realizing that Noah’s 100th birthday was in 2017, I was inspired to create the Noah stamps for his centennial.


For a donation of $30 we offer our heavy cotton canvas tote bag which features an image of Everything and the Kitchen Sink. This iconic photo was taken by Aaron Purkey for a June 2016 article in Motherboard, Take a Photo tour of a Junk Dada Electronic Wasteland in the Desert.

See the article here…