LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Rago Auctions’ next open house, slated for Thursday, Oct. 24, will feature a talk by Dr. Andrew Raimist titled “Isamu Noguchi and My Arizona.” The presentation will begin at 6 p.m., immediately following an hour-long reception. Both events are special activities Rago Auctions has planned for the enjoyment of patrons at their 20th Century Design Auction preview. Gallery doors will open to the public at noon on the 24th.
In his illustrated lecture, Andrew Raimist will describe the history, form and significance of Noguchi’s sculpture “My Arizona.” He will address the importance of this work in the development of Noguchi’s oeuvre, its relationship to other critical works of the period and its formal, political and historical significance.
Raimist, an architect, writer and photographer, teaches architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. His architectural work is focused on mid-century modern architecture and preservation. His recent book envisioning Hyde Park documents his collaboration with Rebuild Foundation in St. Louis. Raimist is the recipient of grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Missouri Arts Council and the American Institute of Architects.
Rago Arts and Auction Center is located at 333 N. Main St., Lambertville, NJ 08530. Although it is not required, Rago’s suggests that prospective guests to the lecture and reception RSVP by calling 609-397-9374, ext. 119, or by emailing email@example.com.
Rago’s 20th Century Design Auction will take place on Oct. 26, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.
Visit Rago Arts online at www.ragoarts.com.
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