Isamu Noguchi, Uncle Takagi, 1931. Terra-cotta portrait bust on a wooden base.

Uncle Takagi

Takagi, a brother of my father, had been adopted into his wife’s family. He befriended me and gave me a new house he had built in Odenma Shio-cho in the Nihonbashi district of Tokyo. The portrait I did of him was by way of thanks.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.