Isamu Noguchi

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Isamu Noguchi Chess Table

May 18, 2016

Lot 184, Isamu Noguchi, Chess Table, 1944-1947

LAMA is immensely pleased to offer Isamu Noguchi’s exceptional and rare Chess Table—first designed for “The Imagery of Chess,” a 1944 exhibit at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York organized by Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst. Peter Loughrey discusses this seminal exhibit and Noguchi’s contribution to it: “The table is not only a seminal work in the development of organic modernism…it also embodies a perfect union of art and design, being, as it is, sculptural and functional at once.”

Just In: An Extremely Rare Isamu Noguchi Chess Table

March 30, 2016

Isamu Noguchi Chess Table

LAMA’s May 22, 2016 auction of Modern Art & Design will feature an Isamu Noguchi Chess Table, one of the acclaimed sculptor’s finest pieces as a designer and a seminal work in the development of organic modernism. Among aficionados and collectors, the Noguchi Chess Table is among the most admired and coveted objects in the field of mid-twentieth century American design. The biomorphic elements that compose it—the curvilinear top, legs, and tray—are just as striking and surprising now as when they were created. The Chess Table was, perhaps, Noguchi’s most elegant demonstration of his belief that everyday design objects should enrich our lives as much as art.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Isamu Noguchi Chess Table

December 10, 2012

My first pick for the December 16, 2012 Auction is the Isamu Noguchi Chess table. The supply of these already scarce designs is shrinking due to recent examples being acquired by institutions, which are unlikely to ever be traded again. The opportunity to acquire one of these icons is therefore going to become rarer and more difficult as time goes on. Click to read more about this incredibly rare and significant example.

Save the Date for LAMA’s Best Sale Yet

October 26, 2011

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE
DECEMBER 11, 2011
IMPORTANT MODERN ART & DESIGN AUCTION,
LAMA’S MOST IMPRESSIVE SALE
SINCE OPENING IN 1992.

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