‘Important and Unique’ Noguchi Table Sells for $2.9 M. at Christie’s

Isamu Noguchi, 'An Important and Unique Table for Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Dretzin,' 1948-1949. (Courtesy Christie's)

Am Isamu Noguchi fossil marble table, commissioned in 1948 by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Dretzin, sold for more than twice its high estimate today at Christie’s Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design sale, making $2,882,500 with buyer’s premium. It had been estimated to sell for between $800,000 and $1.2 million and is, according to the accompanying text, the “most important piece of Noguchi furniture ever to come to public sale.” According to the Artnet database, it is the most expensive work of Noguchi ever sold in a design sale and the third-highest price ever realized for a work by the artist. Read More