Lunar Landscape

image for Lunar Landscape
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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On View
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 2nd Floor
(1943-44)
Accession Number
66.3867
Credit Line
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Artist
Isamu Noguchi, American, b. Los Angeles, California, 1904–1988
Medium
Magnesite cement, cork, fishing line, electric lights and acetate on wood mount
Dimensions
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
Type
Sculpture