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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan, mid 1950s
    Thence by descent
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Nancy Grove and Diane Botnick, The Sculpture of Isamu Noguchi, 1924–1979: A Catalogue, New York, 1980, cat. no. 820 31N
    Isamu Noguchi and Seibu Bijutsukan, Isamu Noguchi: Space of Akari and Stone, San Francisco, 1986, p. 67
    Alexander von Vegesack, et al., eds., Isamu Noguchi, Sculptural Design, exh. cat., Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 2001, p. 274

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Early 'Akari' light sculpture, model no. 31N

mid 1950s
Japanese mulberry bark paper, bamboo, painted metal.
192 cm (75 5/8 in.) drop, 29 cm (11 3/8 in.) diameter
Manufactured by Ozeki & Co., Gifu, Japan. Shade stamped with artist’s ideograph.

Estimate
£2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for £12,600

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Madalena Horta E Costa
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Design

London Auction 12 November 2020