ISAMU NOGUCHI (1904-1988)
ISAMU NOGUCHI (1904-1988)
ISAMU NOGUCHI (1904-1988)
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ISAMU NOGUCHI (1904-1988)


ISAMU NOGUCHI (1904-1988)
incised with the artist's initials 'I.N.' (lower edge)
Aji granite
16 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 8 in. (42.6 x 21 x 20.3 cm.)
Executed in 1978.
Estate of the artist, 1988
The Isamu Noguchi Foundation, Inc., New York, 1997
PaceWildenstein, New York, circa 1998
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2008
D. Botnick and N. Grove, The Sculpture of Isamu Noguchi, 1924-1979: A Catalogue, New York and London, 1980, pp. i-xvii, no. 1-625.
Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, The Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné, digital, ongoing, no. 785 (illustrated).
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Lot Essay

"To search the final reality of stone beyond the accident of time... I seek the love of matter. The materiality of stone, its essence, to reveal its identity—not what might be imposed but something closer to its being. Beneath the skin is the brilliance of matter."
– Isamu Noguchi

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