Isamu Noguchi - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Thursday, November 15, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Kasahara Gallery, Tokyo
    Sale: Sotheby's, New York, Contemporary Art, March 15, 2006, lot 105
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Arnold Herstand, Isamu Noguchi: The New Bronzes 1987-1988, May 6 – June 18, 1988 (another example exhibited)
    Tokyo, Kasahara Gallery, Isamu Noguchi: The Bronzes 1987-1988, February 21 - March 18, 1989 (another example exhibited)

  • Catalogue Essay

    The art of stone in a Japanese garden is that of placement. Its ideal does not deviate from that of nature… But I am also a sculptor of the West. I place my mark and do not hide.

    (Isamu Noguchi quoted in PBS American Masters, January 2001).



bronze with gold patina
53 3/8 x 53 1/2 x 41 in. (135.6 x 135.9 x 104.1 cm)
Inscribed and numbered “I.N. A/P”. This work is an artist’s proof from an edition of six.
This work is included in the Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné under the number 1085D-ap1.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $37,500

Contemporary Art Day Sale

16 November 2012
New York