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Portrait of Frida Kahlo found in Isamu Noguchi’s archives, ca. 1930s.

In all likelihood, this photo was taken by Noguchi during the time he was working on his commission at the Mercado Abelardo Rodrigues in Mexico City in 1936.  The pair stayed in touch throughout the 1940s, when Frida made occasional visits to New York for treatments for her ongoing ailments. A framed collection of butterflies hangs above Frida’s bed in the Casa Azul in Mexico City, a gift from Noguchi.  

The Noguchi Museum Archive

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Fred Wilson on Isamu Noguchi: “There was no one who looked like me in art school…and there was no one who looked like Noguchi.”

On Saturday, Fred Wilson lead a walk-through discussion of Isamu Noguchi: Variations at 508 & 510 West 25th Street. Wilson, whose bi-cultural identity has “laid the foundation for a cross-generational connection between these two aesthetically different artists,” described Noguchi’s oscillation between landscape, sculpture, design and art. Read Hyperallergic’s full review of the event here.

Presented in collaboration with the Noguchi Museum, Isamu Noguchi: Variations continues through this Saturday, March 21.

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Portrait of Frida Kahlo found in Isamu Noguchi’s archives, ca. 1930s.

Happy, Birthday, Frida Kahlo!

In all likelihood, this photo was taken by Noguchi during the time he was working on his commission at the Mercado Abelardo Rodrigues in Mexico City in 1936.  The pair stayed in touch throughout the 1940s, when Frida made occasional visits to New York for treatments for her ongoing ailments. A framed collection of butterflies hangs above Frida’s bed in the Casa Azul in Mexico City, a gift from Noguchi.  

The Noguchi Museum Archive

Isamu Noguchi, Sculpture to Be Seen From Mars, 1947, model in sand (lost). 

Only known photograph by Soichi Sunami

Betraying Noguchi’s dim view of war and the ultimate outcome for mankind in the Atomic Age, this proto- earthwork would have effectively served as a conceptual tombstone.  Noguchi was greatly interested in the burial mounds of indigenous people, having visited the Great Serpent Mound in Adams County, Ohio in 1945. 

The Noguchi Museum Archive

Isamu Noguchi,  Line Drawing of Abstraction in Almost Discontinuous Tension, 1927-28, pencil on paper (now lost)

A study for a sculpture from the year Noguchi spent in Paris on a grant from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, when he first met and served as a studio assistant to Constantin Brancusi. 

The Noguchi Museum Archive