Photos: Melania Trump Makes History, Adds Sculpture by Japanese-American Artist to White House Rose Garden

Photos: Melania Trump Makes History, Adds Sculpture by Japanese-American Artist to White House Rose Garden


First Lady Melania Trump is making history at the White House with her adding a sculpture by famed Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi to the Rose Garden — the first piece of art created by an Asian American to be added to the residence.

On Saturday, Melania Trump announced the addition of Noguchi’s “Floor Frame” sculpture to the White House Rose Garden. The sculpture, with its minimalist geometric quality, is of bronze casts and mimics the roots of a plant or tree that juts out and appears to enter the ground.

Mrs. Trump’s choice of the Noguchi sculpture is particularly significant because it is the first art piece by an Asian American to be featured in the White House collection. The White Hosue Historical Association bought “Floor Frame” in March at a Sotheby’s auction for $125,000.

“Pleased to announce the arrival of Floor Frame, an art sculpture by Isamu Noguchi,” Mrs. Trump

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