Vertical Man
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Vertical Man

Serpentine, Stainless steel
My constant pursuit of alternative ways to carve stone led me in Italy to study further how the cut of modern industrial tools might be left alone and in the raw. Vertical Man is an example. Slotted with a steel-plate base, this is an extension of what I was doing in the 1940s, except now it does not weigh on marble but floats on the steel base on the floating floor.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.