Isamu Noguchi, Contoured Playground, 1941 (cast 1970s). Bronze model with organic curvilinear hills,...

Contoured Playground

1941 (cast 1963)
Contoured Playground was made in response to a statement by an assistant to Robert Moses, a Mr. Mulholland, that the city might build a playground in Central Park if it received a proposal that it was sure contained no elements that might cause injury to anyone. A test of this possibility was avoided by the imminence of war.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.