Original Shusui Taki (born 1938) Japanese Woodblock Print
October: Perfume of Steam
Series; Twelve Months of Girls
Twelve Months of Girls - Born in 1938, Shusui Taki did not begin making woodblock prints until he was in his 50s. Inspired by the beauty prints of ukiyo-e master Kesai Eisen, he created his first series "Twelve Months of Girls." These large format designs feature a young woman for each month, typically set against a muted background focusing all attention on the figure. In the sosaku hanga tradition, Taki carves and prints each design himself, showing wonderful attention to detail and a mastery of the complex woodblock printing process. His works are highly desirable and rarely seen outside Japan. These striking designs would make terrific framed displays. A great choice for a collector interesting in contemporary Japanese woodblocks or beauty prints.
Artist - Shusui Taki (born 1938)
Image Size - 30" x 10 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two attached panels. Slight tape remnants on reverse at corners and center sides from previous mounting. A couple tiny fibers in paper, slight rippling from printing process. Please note, due to the size, this print will be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.