Snake Ranch

Inspirations in living well
anthropologyyy:

Mask. Date: c. 900-500 B.C. North America, Mexico. Gulf Coast Olmec culture

anthropologyyy:

Mask. Date: c. 900-500 B.C. North America, Mexico. Gulf Coast Olmec culture

thenoguchimuseum:

Isamu Noguchi, Ends, 1985, swedish granite with pine props.  Collection of The Nelson- Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Gift of the Hall Family Foundation Collection
(As a curator at The Noguchi Museum I recognize that we can’t have every work by Isamu Noguchi or only those of us who live in New York would get to see his work.  I can still lust after Noguchis in other collections….)
Photographed by Shigeo Anzai when it was shown as part of “Isamu Noguchi: What is Sculpture?” at the 1986 Venice Biennale
The Noguchi Museum Archive

thenoguchimuseum:

Isamu Noguchi, Ends, 1985, swedish granite with pine props.  Collection of The Nelson- Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Gift of the Hall Family Foundation Collection

(As a curator at The Noguchi Museum I recognize that we can’t have every work by Isamu Noguchi or only those of us who live in New York would get to see his work.  I can still lust after Noguchis in other collections….)

Photographed by Shigeo Anzai when it was shown as part of “Isamu Noguchi: What is Sculpture?” at the 1986 Venice Biennale

The Noguchi Museum Archive

thenoguchimuseum:

Isamu Noguchi, Seeker Vairation, 1969, granite

A nice illustration of the continued mutability of sculpture… The top photograph was one of Noguchi’s own “recordings” of a sculpture at his studio in Mure, Japan. The second photo captures how Noguchi displayed Seeker Variation by the time The Noguchi Museum opened to the public in 1985.  A landscape becomes upended.  Seeker, Noguchi notes on a second sculpture entitled Seeker Sought in the descriptive catalog he wrote for the museum, references the “self- finding” a sculptor pursues in his practice. 

Top photo: Isamu Noguchi / Bottom photo: Kevin Noble

The Noguchi Museum