On Becoming an Artist Exhibit

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November 18, 2010
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  On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries is on view at the Noguchi Museum in Queens until April 24, 2011.
    On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries is on view at the Noguchi Museum in Queens until April 24, 2011.
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  In researching for the exhibition curator Amy Wolf discovered this mosaic-top table (c. 1941-1942). She came across one of Noguchi’s archived letters mentioning the idea and a thumbnail sketch and decided to do some digging. Prior to her research, the museum didn’t know this table existed. A prototype never put into production, the table is one of a kind and has never been displayed. The c .1945 mahogany lamp at left was produced by Knoll.
    In researching for the exhibition curator Amy Wolf discovered this mosaic-top table (c. 1941-1942). She came across one of Noguchi’s archived letters mentioning the idea and a thumbnail sketch and decided to do some digging. Prior to her research, the museum didn’t know this table existed. A prototype never put into production, the table is one of a kind and has never been displayed. The c .1945 mahogany lamp at left was produced by Knoll.
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  Noguchi’s personal network is a who’s-who list of artists, dancers, designers, and architects, all neatly organized in this graphic. Analyzing these relationships helps to better contextualize Noguchi’s work.
    Noguchi’s personal network is a who’s-who list of artists, dancers, designers, and architects, all neatly organized in this graphic. Analyzing these relationships helps to better contextualize Noguchi’s work.
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  The comprehensive exhibition offers a diverse selection of Noguchi’s work and is organized thematically. Of note is the furniture on display, which traces the how Noguchi’s designs evolved over time.
    The comprehensive exhibition offers a diverse selection of Noguchi’s work and is organized thematically. Of note is the furniture on display, which traces the how Noguchi’s designs evolved over time.
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