When not working in my studio, I’m also a blogger. Recently I went to the Noguchi museum for the blog and this model’s wall text really cracked me up. The wall text says:
Swimming Pool for Josef von Sternberg
"In Los Angeles, where I had fled from a life of making portrait heads in New York, I met architect Richard Neutra, who suggested that I do a swimming pool for Josef von Sternberg for whom he was designing a house. A plaster model was made in the inner court of the Stendhal Gallery while I was working on a head of Helen Gahagan. As part of the pool, water flows down a slope on which fat Von Sternberg could lie before jumping into the first lozenge-shaped pool"