Essay by Valerie J. Fletcher with contributions by Dana Miller and Bonnie Rychlak.
Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
Fletcher examines Noguchiís use of many different materials and explores the reasons underlying his diverse practice. She seeks to dispel the previous limited interpretations of Isamu Noguchi as a Japanese American artist, instead redefining him as one of the truly global artists of the modern era.
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