Half American artist and Japanese destination, famous for his paper lamps, a bit like lanterns, less known for his beautiful playgrounds. You are advised to go and visit the museum and maybe buy a new lamp for your home!
some info from the website:
In 1961, Isamu Noguchi relocated from Manhattan to Long Island City, Queens, with the purchase of a single-story commercial building on the southwest corner of 10th Street and 33rd Road. Noguchi found the neighborhood, with its skilled artisan shops and suppliers of stones and metals, highly conducive to his studio practice. Unlike his former studio at 33 MacDougal Alley in Greenwich Village, the remote location offered the opportunity to maintain a monastic lifestyle with few visitors dropping in. The new studio, a 3,200-square-foot warehouse, gave him open areas in which to work on a large scale. With the help of carpenter Yukio Madokoro, he developed a loft bedroom and living spaces within the building. While he continued to travel extensively and establish other studios in Italy and Shikoku, Japan, it was in this building that Noguchi created and stored most of his artworks for over a decade.