Isamu Noguchi, Figure, 1945 (cast 1986). Bronze cast of marble interlocking sculpture.
On View   Original Collection


1945 (cast 1986)
This was the first sculpture carved with marble slabs. Thus it was the first to be shown in a show at the Whitney in 1946, when their back door was still next to me on Macdougal Alley. The bronze, alas, was made because the marble had broken.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.