5 December 2001
Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)
stamped with artist's name, title, number, fabricator and date '14/18 ISAMU NOGUCHI PYLON 1959-1981 Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles' (on a metal plaque affixed to the inside)
Height: 114 in. (289.5 cm.)
Width: 20 in. (50.2 cm.)
Depth: 20 in. (50.2 cm.)
Executed in 1981. This work is number fourteen from an edition of eighteen plus six artist's proofs.
Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 4 June 1981.
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I. Noguchi, The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, New York, 1987, pp. 266-267, no. 2 (another cast illustrated, p. 267).
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