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The work of American sculptor Isamu Noguchi is strongly connected to both Western and Eastern (especially Japanese) aesthetic traditions. Pisa, carved from a pinkish-brown marble striated with light and dark veins, is a tribute to the Italian sculptural tradition. Noguchi acquired the marble for this sculpture from a Tuscan quarry while living at the American Academy in Rome as a visiting artist.

Isamu Noguchi
American, 1904–1988
15 ¼ x 9 ¼ x 8 ¼ in. (38.7 x 23.5 x 21 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 73.15

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