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Isamu Noguchi

Mortality

Estimate:

800,000

to
- 1,200,000 USD

Property from an Important Private Collection, Chicago

Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi

Mortality

Mortality

Estimate:

800,000

to
- 1,200,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,109,000

USD

Property from an Important Private Collection, Chicago

Isamu Noguchi

1904 - 1988

Mortality


incised with the artist's signature, date 62 and number 4/6 on the base

bronze with black patina

75 ½ by 18 ½ by 16 in. 192 by 47 by 41 cm.

Conceived in 1962 and cast in 1966, this work is number 5 from an edition of 6, plus 2 artist's proofs. 

This work is in very good and sound condition overall. There are scattered surface irregularities and tonal variations to the patina, which are inherent to the artist's chosen medium and working method. Under close inspection, there are scattered spots of oxidation, which are also inherent to the artist’s chosen medium.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Gimpel Fils, Ltd., London and Gimpel & Hanover Galerie, Zurich
The Isamu Noguchi Foundation, Inc., New York (acquired from the above in 1984)
Arnold Herstand & Company, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in November 1985