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A True California Scenario

by Kate Wolf
Noguchi: California Legacy currently on view at the Laguna Art Museum, presents two projects created by famous modern sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi in Southern California during the early 1980’s (a third installation, What is Sculpture?, the artist’s “Akari” series made for the ‘86 Venice Biennale, seems to have been thrown in willy nilly). Of the California works, the most compelling is certainly California Scenario, a sculpture garden Noguchi completed in 1982 on 1.6 acres in Costa Mesa next to the 405 freeway, enshrined by a circle of tall office buildings and, a parking lot.  The... [more]
Posted by Kate Wolf on 8/30/11