Isamu Noguchi

American, b. 1904, Los Angeles, California; d. 1988, New York City, New York
Isamu Noguchi

 

In 1931, Isamu Noguchi traveled to Japan, where he spent most of his childhood. Upon his return to the States, Noguchi combined Western and Eastern influences in his work. His diverse portfolio includes designs for sculpture, furniture, gardens, playground and theatre sets. Studies for the Sun are smaller scale studies for one of the three sculptures of the Sunken Garden designed by Noguchi for Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The Sun, or Circle, a common visual element in Noguchi’s work, simultaneously represents the ever-changing force of life and nothingness.

Studies fpr the Sun

 

Isamu Noguchi, Studies for the Sun (travertine)

 

Title: Studies for the Sun
Date: 1959-64
Medium: travertine
Dimensions: 30 x 30 x 10.5 inches
Accession Number: P66.1.9
Location: South Concourse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Studies for the Sun

 

Isamu Noguchi, Studies for the Sun (iron)

 

Title: Studies for the Sun
Date: 1959-64
Medium: iron
Dimensions: 54.25 x 23.5 x 10.5 inches
Accession Number: P66.1.10
Location: South Concourse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Studies for the Sun

 

Isamu Noguchi, Studies for the Sun (bronze)

 

Title: Studies for the Sun
Date: 1959-64
Medium: bronze
Dimensions: 41 x 41 x 10.5 inches
Accession Number: P66.1.11
Location: South Concourse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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