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Isamu Noguchi

[Japanese-born American Abstract Expressionist Sculptor, 1904-1988]

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Original works by Isamu Noguchi available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteDesign Museum, London, UK

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
3 works online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History
4 works online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   NEW!

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteIsamu Noguchi at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteThe Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York City
From the 2004 exhibition Design is not Art

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
Garden Elements, 1962

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Massachusetts
Wind Catcher, 1982

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas   NEW!

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Martin Z. Margulies Sculpture Park at Florida International University, Miami

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Spirit's Flight, stainless steel and black basalt sculpture, 1979

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Sofa and Ottoman

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Works from the Gemini G.E.L. prints online catalogue raisonné

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York
The Bow, 1970

New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut
The Balance Stone, 1978

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Song of the Bird

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Isamu Noguchi at the Smithsonian Sackler-Freer Gallery, Washington D.C.
Online exhibit: Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

California State University WorldImages Database

Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project
4 works documented

PBase Photo Sharing
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Miscellaneous Sites:
ArtDaily - Exhibition Photo Galleries
Isamu Noguchi -- Sculptural Design at Seattle Art Museum (6 works online)

Chris Miller's Gallery of Figure Sculpture of the 20th Century

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory

Biography, from the American Masters TV series

Public Art in Los Angeles
Integrity of Identity, 1981-82

The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations
Marble Piercing Marble, marble

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Isamu Noguchi  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

designboom magazine

Isamu Noguchi at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1973 interview from the Oral History project (with sound clip)

Tate Gallery, London, UK
Biography only

The Art Story

The New York Observer
"The Beauty and Wisdom of Noguchi's Late Work", article by Hilton Kramer

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

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Spaces of the Mind: Isamu Noguchi's Dance Designs

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Isamu Noguchi

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Isamu Noguchi: A Study of Space


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