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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF RONNIE AND VIDAL SASSOON

Isamu Noguchi
CAPITAL #2
Estimate
600,000800,000
LOT SOLD. 735,000 USD
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135

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF RONNIE AND VIDAL SASSOON

Isamu Noguchi
CAPITAL #2
Estimate
600,000800,000
LOT SOLD. 735,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Isamu Noguchi
1904 - 1988
CAPITAL #2
marble 
11 1/2 by 21 by 20 in. 29.2 by 53.3 by 50.8 cm.
Executed in 1942. 
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Provenance

Collection of Wright Luddington, Santa Barbara
Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Warren R. Austin
Austin Val Verde Foundation, Santa Barbara, (gift of the above in 1999)
Christie's, Los Angeles, 6 June 2001, Lot 8
Robert Henry Adams Fine Art, Chicago (acquired from the above sale)
Acquired from the above by the present owner 

Exhibited

San Francisco Museum of Art, Isamu Noguchi, July 1942
Santa Barbara, University of California, 19 Sculptors of the 1940s, April - May 1973

Literature

Nancy Grove and Diane Botnick, The Sculpture of Isamu Noguchi 1924-1979, A Catalogue, New York and London 1980, p. 30

Catalogue Note

"The essence of sculpture is for me the perception of space, the continuum of our existence.  All dimensions are but measures of it, as in the relative perspective of our vision lie volume, line, point, giving shape, distance, proportion.  Movement, light, and time itself are also qualities of space.  Space is otherwise inconceivable.  These are the essences of sculpture and as our concepts of them change so much our sculpture change."
Isamu Noguchi

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