Red circular play sculpture made from a ring of six interlocking tubular steel elbows, alternating...

Play Sculpture

c. 1965–80 (fabricated 2017)
I like to think of playgrounds as a primer of shapes and functions; simple, mysterious, and evocative: thus educational. The child’s world would be a beginning world, fresh and clear.

— Isamu Noguchi, A Sculptor’s World, 161
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.