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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION

Isamu Noguchi
ROCKING CHAIR FROM APPALACHIAN SPRING
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 131,250 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION

Isamu Noguchi
ROCKING CHAIR FROM APPALACHIAN SPRING
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 131,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated

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New York

Isamu Noguchi
1904 - 1988
ROCKING CHAIR FROM APPALACHIAN SPRING
incised with the artist's name, date 44-85 and number 1/6 on the rear lower edge
bronze
41 by 31 by 15 1/2 in. 104.1 by 78.7 by 39.4 cm.
Conceived in 1944 and executed in 1985, this work is number 1 from an edition of 6 (5 realized), plus 1 artist's proof.
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Provenance

Isamu Noguchi Foundation, New York
Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, New York
Roy Halston Frowick, New York
The Pace Gallery, New York
Private Collection, London
Christie's, New York, 21 November 1996, Lot 133
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Karuizawa, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Isamu Noguchi and Rosanjin Kitaoji, March 1996 - April 1996 (another example exhibited)
Rhein, Vitra Design Museum, Isamu Noguchi Sculptural Design, July - November 2001 (another example exhibited)
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Isamu Noguchi at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, July 2008 - May 2009 (another example exhibited)

Literature

Nancy Grove and Diane Botnick, The Sculpture of Isamu Noguchi 1924-1979: A Catalogue, New York 1980, cat. no. 212, illustrated
Nancy Grove, Isamu Noguchi: A Study of the Sculpture, New York 1983, cat. no. 130, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"Over the course of half a century, Noguchi and [Martha] Graham closely collaborated on numerous set designs for her groundbreaking modern dances. They held each other in the highest regard—Noguchi once said, 'I felt that I was an extension of Martha and that she was an extension of me,' while Graham described sharing 'an unspoken language' with the sculptor." Jeff Gates in: "Martha Graham and Isamu Noguchi: Cave of the Heart Dance Performance," Eye Level: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 15 March 2017, online

Contemporary Curated

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New York