Isamu Noguchi - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

    The Davis Art Foundation supports organizations including The Sculpture Center, Cleveland and The Artist Archives of the Western Reserve.

    Buyers of this lot may be entitled to claim a charitable contribution deduction for the hammer price, but such deduction will be limited to the excess of the hammer price paid for the lot over its fair market value. In accordance with applicable IRS regulations, Phillips has provided a good faith estimate of the fair market value for each lot, which is the mean of the pre‐sale estimates relating to that lot. Buyers will have until May 16, 2023, inclusively, to indicate to The Bernice and David E Davis Art Foundation in writing, their wish to benefit from this charitable contribution deduction by sending an email to Carl Einstein, Davis Art Foundation at Bidders are advised to consult with their own tax advisors to determine the application of the tax law to their own specific circumstances and whether a charitable contribution deduction is available.

  • Provenance

    David E. Davis, Cleveland (gifted by the artist circa 1973)
    The Bernice and David E. Davis Art Foundation

  • Exhibited

    Cleveland, The Sculpture Center, Private Collections: Privately Owned Modern Sculpture in Public View, December 17, 2004–January 21, 2005

  • Literature

    Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, The Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné, digital, ongoing, no. 727-1-M (illustrated)

Property Being Sold to Benefit The Davis Art Foundation, Cleveland


Model for Twin Sculpture for Bayerische Vereins Bank, Munich

incised with the artist’s initials and dated “I.n. ’70.” on one of the interior black faces
14 1/4 x 17 7/8 x 17 3/4 in. (36.2 x 45.4 x 45.1 cm)
Executed in 1970.

$70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for $75,600

Contact Specialist

Annie Dolan
Specialist, Head of Day Sale, Morning Session
+1 212 940 1288

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 16 November 2022