Magatama, a sublime onyx sculpture by Isamu Noguchi, is among the select offerings of Wright's 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.

The essence of sculpture is for me the perception of space, the continuum of our existence.

Isamu Noguchi

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.

John Huston and Evelyn Keyes with Magatama
John Huston and Evelyn Keyes with Magatama.

A Hollywood Story

Isamu Noguchi Magatama $300,000–500,000


For more information about
this work, please contact:

Richard Wright | 312 521 7150

Emilie Sims | 312 235 4181

Auction / Chicago
25 May 2017

Preview / New York
5 – 25 May 2017

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