A truly monumental expression of the essential tenets at the core of Isamu Noguchi’s singular artistic practice, The Family is an exquisite and breathtaking masterpiece. The three stone figures represent “a sixteen-foot-high father, a twelve-foot mother, and a six-foot child,” each with its own unique shape, yet all united by the distinct character of Noguchi’s unmistakable visual language. Placed in close filial proximity, the figures' current relationships to each other were carefully configured by the artist. Amongst his most ambitious and significant works, The Family elegantly distills the myriad influences and conceptual crosscurrents that defined Noguchi’s prolific output into a powerful masterwork.
Grounded in Stone: Isamu Noguchi's The Family
New York | 16 May