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City Skyline by Kawanishi Yuzaburo (1923 - 2014)

Item Number: 881821

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Shin-hanga & Modern, 1900 -
Item Number: 881821
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City Skyline by Kawanishi Yuzaburo (1923 - 2014)

Original Kawanishi Yuzaburo (1923 - 2014) Japanese Woodblock Print
City Skyline

Sosaku Hanga - The sosaku hanga or creative print movement in Japan began in the early part of the twentieth century. Unlike the traditional collaborative woodblock printing process utilizing a separate artist, carver, and printer along with a publisher, the sosaku hanga movement emphasized artist involvement in designing, carving, and printing the blocks himself, as the sole creator of his work. The movement gained popularity following World War II, earning international acclaim and expanding subject matter to include abstraction. Today most contemporary Japanese print artists design, carve, and print their woodblocks themselves, continuing the vibrant creative tradition established with ukiyo-e. Sosaku hanga prints encompass a wide range of subjects and expressive artistic styles, and are a great choice for a collector interested in modern and contemporary prints.

Kawanishi Yuzaburo - The son of noted printmaker Kawanishi Hide, Kawanishi Yuzaburo began studying woodblock print making at the age of eight with his father. He exhibited widely in Japan and internationally, becoming a leader in the sosaku hanga genre in the Kansai area. His extensive travels resulted in a number of European subjects. His distinctive style uses large areas of color and simplified shapes without a black keyblock. Collectors prize the colorful works of this important sosaku hanga artist.

Signed - Y. Kawanishi in pencil in bottom margin
Numbered 5/30

Artist - Kawanishi Yuzaburo (1923 - 2014)
Image Size - 23 3/4" x 17 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Horizontal and vertical folds. Creasing. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.

City Skyline by Kawanishi Yuzaburo (1923 - 2014)

City Skyline by Kawanishi Yuzaburo (1923 - 2014)

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