News, Associated Press Building (formerly), Rockefeller Center

Isamu Noguchi
1938-40
cast stainless steel, 22 foot high by 17 foot wide



this cast stainless steel Art Deco plaque depicts five journalists "getting a scoop"--the reporter with his pad, the newsman on the phone, the reporter typing out a story, the photographing recording events, and the newsman hearing the news as it comes in on the wire. The Associated Press' wordwide network is symbolized by diagonal radiating lines extending across the plaque. News was one of his last figurative works, and the only time he employed stainless steel as an artistic medium.
 
 


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