DescriptionIsamu Noguchi (American, 1904-1988)
Ink on paper laid on Japon paper
18-3/4 x 13-3/8 inches (47.6 x 34 cm) (sheet)
Signed and inscribed lower right: room place or many many letters / this / Isamu
Aguttes, Drouot, France, circa 1975;
Sotheby's, London, December 6, 1977, lot 136;
Private collection, New York, acquired from the above;
By descent to the present owner.
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000.
Sheet is laid down on japon paper and then tabbed to mount verso; moderate overall paper discoloration as well as minor foxing and matburn; an approx. 13 inch horizontal repaired tear beneath figure and another through center of work; two approx. 4 inch tears to left edge; an approx. quarter sized spot of possible repaired loss in figure's leg; scattered smaller areas of restoration throughout; soft handling creases; two vertical lines of possible water damage to center of work; framed under museum glass.
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