Isamu Noguchi, Monument to Ben Franklin, 1933. Model in chrome, nickel-plated bronze and aluminum.

Monument to Ben Franklin

This chrome-plated rod version of the Monument to Ben Franklin was made for the Marie Harriman exhibition in 1935. The sculpture finally realized in 1984 was very similar to what it was when it had been originally conceived.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.