Isamu Noguchi

(1904 - 1988)
Lot 29
Isamu Noguchi
Coffee table
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $3,125
September 30, 2018
Lot 202
Isamu Noguchi
Child's table
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,250
May 21, 2017
Lot 8
Isamu Noguchi
Child's table
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,187
March 5, 2017
Lot 184
Isamu Noguchi
Chess Table
Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000
Price Realized: $137,500
May 22, 2016
Lot 400
Isamu Noguchi
Lamps (5)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $1,875
February 21, 2016
Lot 57
Isamu Noguchi
Measured Time
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $9,375
October 11, 2015
Lot 58
Isamu Noguchi
Measured Time
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $5,000
October 11, 2015
Lot 527
Isamu Noguchi
Floor lamps (2)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,500
October 12, 2014
Lot 493
Isamu Noguchi
Child's Cyclone Table
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $5,625
October 13, 2013
Lot 564
Isamu Noguchi
Rudder coffee table
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $6,875
October 13, 2013
Lot 358
Isamu Noguchi
Radio Nurse
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $6,250
May 19, 2013
Lot 151
Isamu Noguchi
Biomorphic coffee table
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,875
December 16, 2012
Lot 285
Isamu Noguchi
Chess table
Estimate: $150,000 - $250,000
Price Realized: $187,500
December 16, 2012
Lot 280
Isamu Noguchi
Chess Table
Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000
Price Realized: $187,500
December 11, 2011
Lot 282
Isamu Noguchi
Rocking stool
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $6,250
December 11, 2011
Lot 283
Isamu Noguchi
Child's table
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $2,500
December 11, 2011
Lot 284
Isamu Noguchi
Table lamp
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,500
December 11, 2011
Lot 38
Isamu Noguchi
Biomorphic coffee table
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $1,030
June 26, 2011
Lot 130
Isamu Noguchi
Hanging lamp
Estimate: $600 - $800
Price Realized: $796
December 6, 2009
Lot 379
Isamu Noguchi
Black Sun maquette sculpture
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $9,600
December 7, 2008
Lot 382
Isamu Noguchi
Rudder coffee table
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $7,800
December 7, 2008
Lot 427
Isamu Noguchi
Parchment table lamp
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized: $960
June 29, 2008
Lot 289
Isamu Noguchi
Table lamp
Estimate: $600 - $800
Price Realized: $450
June 3, 2007
Lot 272
Isamu Noguchi
Rudder table
Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $21,600
December 3, 2006
Lot 273
Isamu Noguchi
IN 50 glass coffee table
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,000
December 3, 2006
Lot 274
Isamu Noguchi
Dinette table
Estimate: $1,800 - $2,500
Price Realized: $1,080
December 3, 2006

About The Artist


Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) influenced a generation of sculptors and designers with his stark modernist sculptures, gardens, furniture, and set designs. Born in Los Angeles, Noguchi traveled the world with his family, eventually moving to India when he was thirteen. While studying pre-medicine at Columbia, he attended evening sculpture classes and soon left the university to pursue a career in the arts. He received a Guggenheim fellowship and moved to Paris to study under the artist Constantin Brancusi, who inspired him to take a decidedly modernist approach to sculpture. Noguchi achieved his first of many public commissions to construct a large-scale sculpture at Rockefeller Center in New York City. His success allowed him the freedom to establish a studio in Greenwich Village in 1942. Four years later, influenced by his experience protesting the internment of Japanese-Americans, Noguchi exhibited slab sculptures which exemplified the postwar chaos, in the show Fourteen Americans at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. While he mainly focused on public sculpture, Noguchi offered innovative industrial products, including an intercom for Zenith (1937), a glass-top table for Herman Miller (1947), and lighting pieces for Akari Light Sculptures (1951). For the remainder of his life, he designed a multitude of public commissions that range between playgrounds, fountains, gardens, sculptures, and his own Noguchi Museum in New York. In addition to a major retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 1968, Noguchi was awarded the Kyoto Prize in Arts in 1986 and the National Medal of Arts in 1987.


“Isamu Noguchi Biography.” The Noguchi Museum. Noguchi, 2011. Web. 16 Nov. 2011.

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