A Great Orig Japanese Woodblock Print Limit# PENCIL Reika Iwami Wave 1972
This is a very beautiful, rare, and LIMITED NUMBER (12/50) original Japanese woodblock print “Wave” PENCIL SIGNED by the famous Shin-Hanga woodblock print master Reika Iwami (1927-) made in 1972. This is an original woodblock print about 49 years old. This woodblock print is from my family seven-decade old collection of Japanese woodblock prints and Asian Art. To see more on my family Japanese woodblock print and Asian art collection, please search for shinhangagallery.com. Reika Iwami (1927- ) Reika Iwami was born in 1927 and graduated from the Tokyo Bunka Gakuin Art College. She pursued the art of doll-making and doll-carving for eleven years, before becoming a printmaker in 1954. Her subject is water and flow, and her genius lies in the almost mystical ability of being able to transmute the grain and texture of pieces of wood into visual images of patterns of water. Her titles all reflect her preoccupation with this theme. She executes all phases of the printmaking, cutting the blocks, inking them and rubbing the paper. Her work is very influenced by Koshiro Onchi and Sekino Jun'ichiro. She has held numerous one-woman shows throughout Japan and Europe and has won prizes in several international print competitions. Her works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art of New York (MOMA), Library of Congress, Cincinnati Art Museum, and the University of California. The price information of Reika Iwami’s original woodblock prints can be easily found on Internet. Print Size is 14 x 10 inches. The artist’s Pencil Signature “Reika Iwami”, the title of this print “Wave”, LIMITED-NUMBER (12/50) and date this print was made (1972) are in the bottom border. The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers on the original Japanese Washi paper. This woodblock print is not attached to any backing paper or cardboard and strong ink bleeding can be seen through the back of the original Japanese Mulberry paper. Four borders are intact. This ORIGINAL woodblock print is in excellent condition. It is hard to find a LIMITED-NUMBER (12/50) original Japanese woodblock print of such a beautiful and rare scene PENCIL SIGNED by the famous Showa woodblock print master Reika Iwami in the public nowadays. This woodblock print is definitely an incredible piece for collecting. Any credit card, visa, master card, bank and post office money order, cashier check and personal check are accepted. Personal checks will take about ten days to clear. Texas residents need to pay 8.25% tax. Shipping is $16 dollars anywhere in US via USPS priority mail with insurance and tracking. International shipping charges are US$25 through airmail WITHOUT insurance, buyers will have to assume all the risks during the mailing. We do combined shipping. If more than one item is purchased at the same time, the highest shipping cost will be charged. THIS IS A LIMITED-NUMBER (12/50) ORIGINAL JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT PENCIL SIGNED BY THE FAMOUS SHOWA SHIN HANGA WOODBLOCK PRINT MASTER REIKA IWAMI MADE IN 1972. IT IS NOT A RE-CUT, REPRODUCTION, OR LITHO PRINT.