A Huge Orig Japanese Woodblock Print Kitaoka Fumio PENCIL Sign Limit# Stone Garden
This is a HUGE very beautiful LIMITED NUMBER (Artist Proof Edition) ORIGINAL Japanese Shin Hanga woodblock print “Stone Garden“ PENCIL SIGNED by the famous Showa Shin Hanga woodblock master Kitaoka Fumio (1918-) made in 1973. This is an ORIGINAL woodblock print about 47 years old. This woodblock print is one of the core collections of a large number of gorgeous, different-styled Japanese woodblock print collections in my family, which we are gradually selling. To see more on my family Japanese woodblock print and Asian art collection, please search for www.shinhangagallery.com. Kitaoka Fumio was born in Tokyo Japan 1918, and studied engraving in Paris from 1955 to 1956. From 1964 to 1965, he taught printmaking in Minneapolis Museum School of Art. His work covers a broad range from black and white to color woodblock prints, and subjects from portraits to the abstract. His woodblock prints have been collected by a lot of famous museums such as Tokyo Modern Art Museum, Boston Fine Art Museum and Modern Art Museum in New York. The information of Kitaoka Fumio and the price of his woodblock prints can be found on the Internet. The print size is 20 3/4 x 16 inches, which is MUCH LARGER than the traditional Shin Hanga woodblock prints. The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers. All four borders are intact. The artist’s PENCIL SIGNATURE “Fumio Kitaoka”, the publication date “’1973”, title of the print “Stone Garden“ and the Limited Number “Artist Proof” written in PENCIL are in the bottom border. The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers. 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 Washi paper. Except for some foxing spots in the borders, which does not affect the images, this ORIGINAL woodblock print is in good condition. It is hard to find a LIMITED-NUMBER (Artist Proof) original Japanese woodblock print of such a beautiful and rare scene PENCIL SIGNED by the famous Showa woodblock print master Kitaoka Fumio in the public nowadays. This woodblock print is definitely an incredible piece for collecting. 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 (ARTIST PROOF) ORIGINAL JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT "STONE GARDEN" PENCIL SIGNED BY THE FAMOUS SHOWA SHIN HANGA WOODBLOCK PRINT MASTER KITAOKA FUMIO MADE IN 1973. IT IS NOT A RE-CUT, REPRODUCTION, OR LITHO PRINT.