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Unidentified Object

Artist:
Isamu Noguchi (American, Los Angeles, California 1904–1988 New York)
Date:
1979
Medium:
Black basalt
Dimensions:
10 ft. 10 in. × 39 1/2 in. × 44 3/4 in. (330.2 × 100.3 × 113.7 cm) base: 60 1/2 in. × 58 in. × 16 ft. 8 in. (153.7 × 147.3 × 508 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation, Inc., 1981
Accession Number:
1981.131
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue on Fifth Avenue
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower side): 79 I. Noguchi
Isamu Noguchi Foundation, Inc., New York (1979–81; their gift to MMA)

New York. Doris C. Freedman Plaza. "Isamu Noguchi: Unidentified Object," December 13, 1979–January 13, 1981 (lent by the artist).

Grace Glueck. "Guide to What's New in Outdoor Sculpture." New York Times (September 12, 1980), p. C20.

Lowery S. Sims in "Twentieth Century Art." Notable Acquisitions: 1980–1981. New York, 1981, pp. 70–71, ill.

"Unnamed, But Not Unwelcome." New York Times (July 30, 1981), p. B17, ill.

Kathleen Howard, ed. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide. New York, 1983, p. 427, no. 38, ill. (color).

Shaina Larrivee, ed. Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné. 2016 [ongoing], no. 928 [http://catalogue.noguchi.org/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/2484].



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