Magatama, a sublime onyx sculpture by Isamu Noguchi, is among the select offerings of Wright's Design Masterworks sale on May 25th. Accompanied by a luminous and star-studded history, this extraordinary work is a perfect expression of Noguchi's greatest work.
Sculpture to the Stars
Magatama by Isamu Noguchi has a commanding presence and an illustrious Hollywood history. The work was a gift from the artist to John Huston, director of numerous films including The Maltese Falcon and his wife Evelyn Keyes, the actress best known for her role as Suellen O’Hara in Gone With the Wind. Since then the piece has been witness to tales of love and heartache, in true Hollywood fashion.
A Hollywood Story
The essence of sculpture is for me the perception of space, the continuum of our existence.