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Isamu Noguchi
Grey Sun
1967
marble
40 7/8 x 39 1/2 x 16 7/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist



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."