Isamu Noguchi, Jack in the Box, 1984. Hot-dipped galvanized steel sculpture.
On View   Original Collection

Jack in the Box

Jack-in-the-Box is based on the principles of a toy that comes from antiquity. Folding paper is called origami in Japan. A similarity may be seen in these two sculptures [Zig-Zag Table], which I did for this place in the museum.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.