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Isamu Noguchi, ‘Chinese Sleeves #2’, Christie's
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Isamu Noguchi

Chinese Sleeves #2

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Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)

Chinese Sleeves #2

stamped with initials and numbered 'I. N. A / …

Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)

Chinese Sleeves #2

stamped with initials and numbered 'I. N. A / P' (on the base)

bronze plate

63 7/8 x 31 3/4 x 31 1/2 in. (162.2 x 80.6 x 80 cm.)

Executed in 1987. This work is the second artist's proofs aside from an unrealized edition of six.

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Stamped with initials and numbered 'I. N. A / P' (on the base)
Isamu Noguchi
American, 1904–1988
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Isamu Noguchi was one of the 20th century’s most important and critically acclaimed sculptors and designers. Influenced by his mentor, Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, and by the abstract forms of Jean Arp and Japanese Zen gardens, Noguchi gained acclaim in 1946 when his biomorphic interlocking stone sculptures were included in “14 Americans” at the Museum of Modern Art. Integrating Japanese aesthetics with Western modernism, he pursued a lifetime of artistic experimentation that transcended the boundaries of art, design, theater, and architecture. He brought his belief that sculpture should shape space to iconic design objects such as his series of “Akari Light Sculptures,” hanging or freestanding Shoji-paper, bamboo, and wire lamps with a clean, molded aesthetic. His iconic coffee table, a soft-cornered, triangular glass top above curved, asymmetrical wood supports, fueled a successful partnership with the modernist design manufacturer Herman Miller. He also collaborated on set designs with dancers/choreographers Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Erick Hawkins, and George Balanchine, and the composer John Cage.

Isamu Noguchi, ‘Chinese Sleeves #2’, Christie's
Isamu Noguchi, ‘Chinese Sleeves #2’, Christie's
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About the work
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Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)

Chinese Sleeves #2

stamped with initials and numbered 'I. N. A / …

Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)

Chinese Sleeves #2

stamped with initials and numbered 'I. N. A / P' (on the base)

bronze plate

63 7/8 x 31 3/4 x 31 1/2 in. (162.2 x 80.6 x 80 cm.)

Executed in 1987. This work is the second artist's proofs aside from an unrealized edition of six.

Signature
Stamped with initials and numbered 'I. N. A / P' (on the base)
Isamu Noguchi
American, 1904–1988
Follow

Isamu Noguchi was one of the 20th century’s most important and critically acclaimed sculptors and designers. Influenced by his mentor, Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, and by the abstract forms of Jean Arp and Japanese Zen gardens, Noguchi gained acclaim in 1946 when his biomorphic interlocking stone sculptures were included in “14 Americans” at the Museum of Modern Art. Integrating Japanese aesthetics with Western modernism, he pursued a lifetime of artistic experimentation that transcended the boundaries of art, design, theater, and architecture. He brought his belief that sculpture should shape space to iconic design objects such as his series of “Akari Light Sculptures,” hanging or freestanding Shoji-paper, bamboo, and wire lamps with a clean, molded aesthetic. His iconic coffee table, a soft-cornered, triangular glass top above curved, asymmetrical wood supports, fueled a successful partnership with the modernist design manufacturer Herman Miller. He also collaborated on set designs with dancers/choreographers Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Erick Hawkins, and George Balanchine, and the composer John Cage.

Isamu Noguchi

Chinese Sleeves #2

Bronze plate
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