Play Sculpture 1975, by Isamu Noguchi, American Artist, 1904-1088

The Sign
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The sign identifying the sculpture was post on a wall next to it. The sign read:

Isamu Noguchi
American , 1904-1988

Play Sculpture
ca. 1975, fabricated 2017
Steel

Courtesy The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York

You are welcome to play on this sculpture. Please use caution. Children must be supervised by an adult.


Play Sculpture 1975   •  Fabricated 2017, Steel   •  by Isamu Noguchi external link   •  American Artist, 1904-1988   •  SFMOMA external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:19:02 Sunday 25 February 2018)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 28 April 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C18_3204
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By A Pedestrian Alley
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The sculpture was located in the shade just off a pedestrian alley behind the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Play Sculpture 1975   •  Fabricated 2017, Steel   •  by Isamu Noguchi external link   •  American Artist, 1904-1988   •  SFMOMA external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:19:18 Sunday 25 February 2018)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 28 April 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C18_3205
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Repeat Signs
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The part of the sign about play was silk-screened on concrete in several places surrounding the sculpture.


Play Sculpture 1975   •  Fabricated 2017, Steel   •  by Isamu Noguchi external link   •  American Artist, 1904-1988   •  SFMOMA external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:19:35 Sunday 25 February 2018)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 28 April 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C18_3207
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Delightful Shape
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The sculpture was painted fire-engine red, and undulated like a delightful worm or caterpillar.


Play Sculpture 1975   •  Fabricated 2017, Steel   •  by Isamu Noguchi external link   •  American Artist, 1904-1988   •  SFMOMA external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:19:51 Sunday 25 February 2018)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 28 April 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C18_3208
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Smooth Surface
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The surface of the sculpture was smooth, with no sign of the slightest weld seams.


Play Sculpture 1975   •  Fabricated 2017, Steel   •  by Isamu Noguchi external link   •  American Artist, 1904-1988   •  SFMOMA external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:20:36 Sunday 25 February 2018)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 28 April 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C18_3211
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Peg Legs
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The sculpture was held up from the floor with a few peg shaped legs.


Play Sculpture 1975   •  Fabricated 2017, Steel   •  by Isamu Noguchi external link   •  American Artist, 1904-1988   •  SFMOMA external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:20:58 Sunday 25 February 2018)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 28 April 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C18_3213
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