Lot 3
  • 3


120,000 - 180,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • Isamu Noguchi
  • Floor Frame
  • bronze, in 2 parts
  • i. 14 by 40 by 25 1/2 in. 35.6 by 101.6 by 64.8 cm.
  • ii. 6 1/2 by 6 1/2 by 13 1/2 in. 16.5 by 16.5 by 34.3 cm.
  • Executed in 1962, this work is number 1 from an edition of 6.


Cordier & Ekstrom, Inc., New York
Bianchini Gallery, New York (acquired from the above in January 1968)
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1968


New York, Cordier & Ekstrom, Inc., Isamu Noguchi, April 1963, cat. no. 11, n.p. (text)
Paris, Galerie Claude Bernard, Isamu Noguchi, 1964, p. 32, illustrated (another example exhibited)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art, American Sculpture of the Sixties, April - June 1967, cat. no. 100, p. 165, illustrated
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Isamu Noguchi, April - June 1968, cat. no. 34, pp. 34-35, illustrated
New York, Arnold Herstand & Company, Isamu Noguchi: Bronze Sculpture, 1959-1962, October - December 1985, pp. 12, illustrated (another example exhibited)


Michael Fried, “New York Letter," Art International, 25 May 1963, p. 56, illustrated
Isamu Noguchi, A Sculptor's World, New York 1968, pp. 104 and 247, illustrated
Sam Hunter, Isamu Noguchi, New York 1978, pp. 126-27, illustrated
Nancy Grove and Diane Botnick, The Sculpture of Isamu Noguchi, 1924-1979: A Catalogue, New York and London 1980, cat. no. 519, pp. 94-96, illustrated (another example illustrated)
Nancy Grove, Isamu Noguchi: A Study of the Sculpture, New York and London 1985, pp. 95-96, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art, Isamu Noguchi Retrospective, 1992, cat. no. 55, p. 109, illustrated
Exh. Cat., New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Washington D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Isamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor, 2004 - 2005, p. 192, illustrated in color (another example illustrated)

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