Noguchi -- Night Land (detail)

sculpture: Night Land.

artist: Isamu Noguchi.

date: 1947.

materials: Black York stone.

collection: Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, Kansas City, Missouri.


One of the two earliest pieces in the Nelson’s Noguchi collection, this one (made from York fossil marble) evokes a surrealist dreamscape as well as a Japanese garden. It also relates to work he created for the choreographer Martha Graham. “ ‘Night Land,’ ” Rychlak said, “is one of the most important sculptures he ever did.”

-- from "Noguchi Court bridges gallery and garden", The Kansas City Star, Saturday 2 Jun3 2007.




Photograph from Isamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor.

  • Martin Isaac 8y

    Like a strange lunar landscape.
  • Remiss63 8y

    yes, i agree Martin. i'm wondering why you say a "lunar" landscape as opposed to some other sort of landscape.
  • Martin Isaac 8y

    Because it's black & white methinks - the texture of the surface and the large 'crater' are reminiscent of images of the Moon:

    Mons Piton by albireo 2006
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