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Lunar Landscape, (1943-44)

Isamu Noguchi, American, b. Los Angeles, California, 1904–1988

Magnesite cement, cork, fishing line, electric lights and acetate on wood mount, 34 1/2 x 24 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. (87.5 x 62.8 x 20 cm) including mount: 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.3867

Provenance:
The artist
Jeanne Reynal, New York, by March 1951 (possibly by 1945)
Harold Diamond, New York, to 17 December 1964
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 17 December 1964-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "1951 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings," 17 March-6 May 1951, no. 49. (Miss Jeanne Reynal, lender).
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Modern Relief," 20 June-15 July 1951 (circulating exhibition; photograph only).
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "Isamu Noguchi," 16 April-16 June 1968, no. 11, ill. p. 21.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, fig. 523, p. 373, p. 730.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Isamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor," 9 February-8 May 2005. TOUR: WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York, 28 October 2004-16 January 2005.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Over, Under, Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913-Present," 18 April-8 September 2013, no cat.

Published References:
NOWICKI, MATTHEW. "Composition in Modern Architecture," Magazine of Art 42 (March 1949): no. 5, ill. p. 109.
A.D. "Lighting Restudied," Interiors 110 (November 1950): ill. p. 121.
BIRD, PAUL. "Sculptures Provide Main Interest at Whitney Annual," Art Digest 25 (1 April 1951): 9.
MCBRIDE, HENRY. "Not Bad for These Times," Art News 50 (April 1951): 39.
UNSIGNED. "Relief Sculptures," Art Digest 25 (July 1951): 18.
UNSIGNED. "A Nation's Favor Rewarded," IPS Photo Bulletin 39 (April 19167): ill. p. 782.
NOGUCHI, ISAMU. Isamu Noguchi: A Sculptor's World (New York: Harper & Row, 1967): colorplate I.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974): fig. 523, p. 373, p. 730.
HUNTER, SAM. Isamu Noguchi (New York: Abbeville Press, 1978): 73, colorplate p. 74.
GROVE, NANCY, and DIANE BOTNICK. The Sculpture of Isamu Noguchi, 1924-1979: A Catalogue. (New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1980): no. 206, p. 36, ill.
WILSON, LAURIE. Louise Nevelson: Iconography and Sources (New York & London: Garland Publishing, 1981): fig. 130.
GROVE, NANCY. "Isamu Noguchi: A Study of the Sculpture" diss. (New York: City University, 1983): xi, 80-81, 82, ill. 48.
GROVE, NANCY. "Isamu Noguchi: The Image of Energy," Arts Magazine 60 (September 1985): 112.
LYNES, RUSSELL. "Art for Our Sake," Architectural Digest (July 1986): 30, color ill.
FLETCHER, VALERIE. "Isamu Noguchi, Lunar Landscape," in Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996): 67, colorplate p. 66.

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