Untitled - Philadelphia, PA
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This sculpture is one of four works presented at the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden located on the west side of The Philadelphia Museum of art.
Waymark Code: WMHR04
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 08/06/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Tharandter
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This sculpture represents one of several pieces at the The Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden by American born artist Isamu Noguchi (1904 - 1988). The abstract piece is composed of basalt and was given to the museum by the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum. The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum is devoted to the preservation, documentation, presentation, and interpretation of the work of Isamu Noguchi. It is supported by a variety of public and private funding bodies. The other sculptures by Noguchi here are Dance, Origin and Rain Mountain.

Officially, there numerous cuts revealing an array of textures, concave shapes and interesting, uneven surfaces which has the eye constantly in movement. Unofficially, the piece resembles a horrible, black,-oil, eyeless monster emerging from the depths, feeling around with its cylindrical face, perhaps hoping to have a word with Stephen King about an idea for a Mini TV series. Perhaps, it is just a really over-cooked, macaroni noodle bent over looking for its mommy, is how my daughter put it.

The Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden is located behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art, on the elevated terrace adjacent to landscape architectural firm Olin’s gorgeous Sol LeWitt garden.

There are many beautiful works of art using all sorts of mediums spread throughout this terraced area on the Museum's west end. Located on top of a brand new parking facility, this artfully landscaped green “gallery without walls” is located between the Azalea Garden and the museum’s West Entrance. This area overlooks the river and the Fairmount Water Works. There always seems to be something new added as recently two new members joined the sculpture club. The garden is dedicated to the museum’s late director Anne d’Harnoncourt, and reflects her passions for art and the city of Philadelphia. the sculpture garden is open to the public throughout museum hours.

Title: Untitled

Artist: Isamu Noguchi

Media (materials) used: Basalt

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden @ the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Date of creation or placement: 2012

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