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Grey Sun

1967 Isamu Noguchi Born: Los Angeles, California 1904 Died: New York, New York 1988 Arni marble 40 7/8 x 39 3/8 x 16 7/8 in. (103.8 x 100.0 x 42.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York 1969.158 Smithsonian American Art Museum
1st Floor, West Wing


Artwork Description

Believing that sculpture should be "an equivalent for natural forms and forces," Isamu Noguchi explored the sun's vital power in this massive marble. He derived its shape from a millstone which, "inverted and elevated, becomes a sun-like image."

Smithsonian American Art Museum: Commemorative Guide. Nashville, TN: Beckon Books, 2015.

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sculpture

stone - marble