Nobuho Nagasawa, ‘Luminescence’, 2017, Japan Society Benefit Auction 2017

Courtesy of the artist

A New York City-based multidisciplinary artist whose practices incorporate sculpture, time-based work, activism, and public art, Nobuho Nagasawa studied at the Hochschule der Künste (Berlin, Germany) and CalArts (Valencia, CA), and burst onto the international art scene in the 1980s with widely acclaimed, often monumentally scaled, site-specific projects often related to the social impact of war and geopolitics. She was a featured artist in the 2007-08 Japan Society exhibition Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York. Her Luminescence is an earthwork installation of a new public waterfront park situated along the East River in Long Island City, Queens, slated to open in 2018. Consisting of seven large sculptures embedded into the land, Luminescence emulates the surface of the moon in each of its seven phases using integrated phosphorescent particles that absorb sunlight during the day, and emit a soft glow as dusk approaches. This lot is a unique maquette, which, like the embedded works, accurately represents the moon’s craters, mountains, and valleys using data collected by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).
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