Benefit 2017 Auction

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Photo: Nilaya Sabnis.


THE NOGUCHI MUSEUM SPRING BENEFIT 2017 AUCTION

The Noguchi Museum’s 2017 Spring Benefit includes its thirteenth annual silent auction—a vital source of support for the Museum. We are extremely grateful to artists Leah Raintree and Robert Stadler for their generosity in contributing works to the auction this evening, and for their collaborations at the Museum this year: Another Land: After Noguchi | A Project by Leah Raintree and Solid Doubts: Robert Stadler at The Noguchi Museum.

Event details here.


Isamu Noguchi

Sky Above is from a group of constructed sheet-metal pieces that Noguchi conceived towards the end of his life and produced with Peter Carlson, the technician also responsible for producing Noguchi’s galvanized steel plate editions for Gemini G.E.L. With its highly polished nod to the half sphere of heaven, Sky Above is a last, great, gorgeous example of Noguchi’s ability to conjure the sublimity of nature from industrial materials. It was conceived as an edition of eight, with two Artist Proofs. Edition number five will be auctioned. (Please note: photo depicts another edition of the work and not the auction item. Edition number five does not have the marble base.)

Isamu Noguchi, Sky Above, 1988. ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York/ARS.Sky Above, 1988
Muntz metal
24 1/4 x 24 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches
Edition 5 of 8, with 2 AP
Reserve: $35,000
Bid increment minimum of $1,000


Leah Raintree

Another Land: After Noguchi, a series of photographs by artist Leah Raintree, extends traditions of astrophotography and brings the other worlds inherent in Noguchi’s works to life by reimagining them as distant celestial objects. A selection of photographs was exhibited at The Noguchi Museum in Another Land: After Noguchi | A Project by Leah Raintree from August 10, 2016 – January 8, 2017, and was accompanied by a publication featuring photographs from the series. First editions of two photographs from the series are being individually auctioned.

Leah Raintree, Another Land: Sun at Noon, 2016. ©Leah Raintree.Another Land: Sun at Noon, 2016 
Archival pigment print 
24 x 36 inches 
Edition 1 of 3, with 2 AP
Reserve: $3,500
Bid increment minimum of $250

 

Leah Raintree, Another Land: Emanation, 2016. ©Leah Raintree.Another Land: Emanation, 2016 
Archival pigment print 
24 x 36 inches 
Edition 1 of 3, with 2 AP
Reserve: $3,500
Bid increment minimum of $250


Robert Stadler

Solid Doubts: Robert Stadler at The Noguchi Museum introduces the category-defying works of Paris-based designer Robert Stadler to those of Isamu Noguchi. Like Noguchi, Stadler disregards the conventional boundaries between things like furniture and sculpture, creating objects that are ambiguously functional, philosophical, materially innovative, and subversive. In four encounters in the ground-level galleries and sculpture garden, their works are brought together to raise as many questions as possible. Solid Doubts remains on view at The Noguchi Museum until September 3, 2017. The first edition of Stadler’s PDT (bench), featured in the exhibition, will be auctioned.

Robert Stadler, PDT (bench), 2015. Courtesy Robert Stadler/Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Photo: Adrien Millot. PDT (bench), 2015 (fabricated 2016)
Ashlar
17 3/4 x 11 7/8 x 110 1/4 inches 
Edition 1 of 8, with 4 AP
Reserve: $20,000
Bid increment minimum of $1,000


Event details here.