Thursday, October 28, 2010
after winning one of the first guggenheim fellowships in 1927, Noguchi travelled to paris where he worked for six months as a studio assistant to the sculptor, Constantin Brancusi.
Returning to New York in 1932, he made his name as a sculptor and portrait artist, as well as winning commissions for memorials, monuments and industrial designs. with his long-time friend, the visionary engineer Buckminster Fuller, he constructed models, planned outdoor projects, and investigated the ways in which people live and thrive in their environments.
He is best known for his abstract sculptures designed as adjuncts to architecture. An example of his environmental work is his massive red cube designed for the marine midland bank
building, New York city.
During the 1980s, Noguchi realized more public projects and created his own museum in long island, New York, where his large and varied collection of work is exhibited today. Noguchi died in New York city in 1988.
The Isamu Noguchi foundation, inc. is dedicated to maintaining and promoting the artistic legacy of sculptor Noguchi. The foundation operates the Isamu Noguchi garden museum; manages an extensive collection of noguchi sculpture, models, furniture and drawings; maintains records of the work of Isamu Noguchi and an archive of correspondence, manuscripts and photographs; organizes exhibitions of the work of Isamu Noguchi; loans Noguchi works to museums and special exhibitions; monitors the condition of Noguchi's works worldwide; encourages research and publication on the life and work of Isamu Noguchi; and manages the production and sale of Noguchi's akari light sculptures. http://www.designboom.com/portrait/noguchi/bio.html
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
His work is included in over two hundred museum collections worldwide. He has been the recipient of many awards, including seven honorary doctorates and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.
n 1999, Chihuly mounted his most ambitious installation to date, Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem; more than one million visitors attended the Tower of David Museum to view his installations. In 2001 the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London, curated the exhibition Chihuly at the V&A. He exhibited at the Salt Lake Art Center during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. His first major glasshouse exhibition, Chihuly in the Park: A Garden of Glass, was displayed at the Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago. The Chihuly Bridge of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, was dedicated in 2002 (Frank Lloyd Gallery).
Monday, October 11, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Mobile, 1948, Iron/paint
Flamingo, 1973, Steel/paint
Monday, October 4, 2010
David Mach, Astronaut, Coathangers
Joshua Allen Harris, Creatures, Garbage bags
Through a collection of objects and actions, his works seek to escape the constraining nature of modern utopian aspirations whilst attempting to reenact them in playful, jesting objects that glorify the referent on the one hand while upstaging it on the other.
Drawing on his doubt in the capacity and value of ideas, his sculptural projects seek to put them to the test by literally confronting them with the necessities of reality in assemblage that often troubles the ideas it purports to speak for. (micheldebroin.com)
Black Whole Conference, 2006