Thursday, December 10, 2009


Japanese-American artist and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi (1904 – 1988) is remembered for his sculpture and public works, stage sets for various Martha Graham productions, along with several mass produced lighting and furniture designs, some of which are still produced by companies Vitra, Herman Miller & Knoll. Noguchi’s artistic career spanned six decades; his work lives on around the globe and at the Noguchi Museum in New York City. As happenstance would have it I was fortunate in having the opportunity to see him when he was in NY during the mid 1980’s as he had a coop in the same building as I … 333 E 69th St.

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Images: (click on images to enlarge)
Chess table for Herman Miller, developed for “The Imagery of Chess” exhibition at the Julien Levy Gallery c1944 (top)
Red Cube sculpture, Marine Midland Bank Building 140 Broadway NYC c1968 (2nd)
Billy Rose Sculpture Garden, Israel Museum Jerusalem c1960-1965
UC4 LC10 Akari light sculpture for Vitra (4th)
Freeform sofa for Vitra (bottom)

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