Grey Sun

  • Isamu Noguchi, Grey Sun, 1967, Arni marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York, Gift of the artist, 1969.158

Publication Label

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.

Title
Grey Sun
Artist
Date
1967
On View
Dimensions
40 7/8 x 39 3/8 x 16 7/8 in. (103.8 x 100.0 x 42.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
Arni marble
Classifications
Highlights
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1969.158
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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