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Isamu Noguchi

Signed Garden Museum Catalog - 1983

Boldly signed catalog Isamu Noguchi at Gemini 1982-1983, featuring 26 sculpture editions in the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum. In fine condition.

Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was a prominent Japanese American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned six decades, from the 1920s onward. Known for his sculpture and public works, Noguchi also designed stage sets for various Martha Graham productions, and several mass-produced lamps and furniture pieces, some of which are still manufactured and sold.

In later years he gained in prominence and acclaim, leaving his large-scale works in many of the world's major cities. In 1955, he designed the sets and costumes for a controversial theatre production of King Lear starring John Gielgud. In 1962, he was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1971, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1987, he as awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Isamu Noguchi died on December 30, 1988 at the age of 84. In their obituary for Noguchi, the New York Times called him "a versatile and prolific sculptor whose earthy stones and meditative gardens bridging East and West have become landmarks of 20th-century art."

The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum currently serves as Noguchi's official Estate.

 

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