Sunday, December 15, 2013

ISAMU NOGUCHI

Here's some work (above and below) by one of my favorite American artists of the 1950s: Isamu Noguchi. He's a recent discovery for me. I never heard the name til Auralyn told me about him.

 
He's most famous for the boomerang coffee table (above). Are these still for sale? Imagine: a museum-quality object d'art that you can afford to have in your own living room!


These shapes (above) are drawn on a grid on paper, but it's not inconceivable that somebody's made a mass market cardboard mobile of this. I'll have to look it up.


Wow! I'd love to have a plaster copy of this (above)! That's Noguchi in the foreground.


Here's one that looks like it was influenced by Kandinsky. 


 Noguchi designed a lot of paper lanterns. Here's one that looks like a TV.


Early on the man was a realistic sculptor. Geez, the guy could do everything!


10 comments:

Robert Schaad said...

I love Noguchi's work...and oddly enough he had proposed a giant sculpture of a giant face on Earth looking at Mars. With the more recent discovery of the "Face on Mars/Space Pharaoh Elvis", I wondered if they would be looking at each other.

Can't recall if you've done a post on Jim Flora's art...

Jorge said...

Who is Auralyn?

Jorge said...

Also, more importantly, I really, really love this stuff, Eddie, it's very futuristic.

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Robert: A giant face looking at Mars!? Haw!

I did at least 2 posts on Flora, maybe more. I hope I remembered to tag them.

Jorge: Auralynn? She's one of the most photogenic people I've ever met. I did a few posts about her:
Try the tag archive at the bottom of the right-hand side bar: May 3, April 13, and April 20...all in 2012.

Roberto Severino said...

Auralynn remains a mystery to me. I've seen some of the posts with her but I don't get how you met or anything.

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Roberto: I don't remember how I first met Auralyn. Maybe it was at Steve Worth's house.

zillustration said...

I did some cabinet work for an old NYCer in the mid 90s. He had two Noguchi lanterns, floor to ceiling paper and bamboo. Striking work.

Stephen Worth said...
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Jorge Garrido said...

lol

Roberto Severino said...
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