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Red Cube 1968

by Isamu Noguchi, 1904-1988

Isamu Noguchi’s “Red Cube” is not really a cube at all. The 28-foot sculpture is a three-dimensional parallelogram; it is tilted and longer than it is wide. The sculpture’s bright color creates a point of interest for the pedestrian, and the center hole acts as a viewfinder to the office building’s upper floors. Noguchi, a Japanese-born American artist, studied painting and sculpture in New York and Paris. He was involved with the artists community in Greenwich Village, his studio was in MacDougal Alley. Noguchi worked with architects and other artists throughout his life, including dancer and choreographer, Martha Graham.


1968 Noguchi installs Red Cube

Reference Links

wiki Isamu Noguchi
link New York Public Art Curriculum: Red Cube
link Art Nerd New York: Red Cube
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