Original Takashi Ohno (born 1951) Japanese Woodblock Print
Cats and Smoking Man
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.
Takashi Ohno - Born in Tokyo, Takashi Ohno is primarily self-taught, studying woodblock printing since 1981 after being impressed by the creative works of Yasunori Taninaka. Since 1997, Ohno has regularly contributed illustrations for the newspaper "Yomiuri Shimban." Using bold black outlines and a seemingly whimsical style, he tackles contemporary issues such as the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the current COVID-19 pandemic, creating subtexts that may not be immediately recognizable. His prints often feature cats. A great limited edition design by an intriguing contemporary artist.
- Takashi Ohno in pencil in bottom margin
Artist - Takashi Ohno (born 1951)
Image Size - 9 1/8" x 6 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.