Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The Harsher Side of Noguchi
I really like Isamu Noguchi's work, from his iconic furniture (that really cool coffee table) to his artwork (like the "Black Hole Sun" sculpture at Volunteer Park in Seattle). But I was looking through a book in class today and ran across the above photo. It is a sculpture he made in 1934 and is called "Death (Lynched Figure)."
Definitely the most representational of his work that I've seen. And the most disturbing!
But pretty powerful too.