Isamu Noguchi, Cloud, 1959. Sheet aluminum sculpture.


In 1961, the Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, then called Cordier & Warren, agreed to show my aluminum work after the Stable Gallery had declined. David Smith came to see the show and expressed interest and approval of this partial step toward his own dedication to the use of modern mediums and tools. As he knew, I had always found welding distasteful.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.