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Up for sale from a local estate in Honolulu Hawaii this 1969 Japanese limited edition 28/50 black and white embossed block print that is titled in Japanese characters (that I cannot read) depicting stairs to a temple and was created by the well known artist Mizufune Rokushu (1912-1980). The condition is described above for more information please check the photos. The shipping rate quoted is for flat-shipping - tube shipping is not possible.
Measurements:
Print 17 ½ inches x 26 ¾ inches
Sheet 20 inches x 28 ¾ inches
More about the artist:
Biography
Sculptor and print artist. Like many sculptors in the twentieth century, Mizufune was also attracted to drawing and to graphic art. Although best known in Japan as a sculptor, his distinctive post-war prints (from 1955 onwards) added something new to both technique and style in the woodblock print, and his palette is unmistakable. He was born in Kure in Hiroshima Prefecture and studied sculpture at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, graduating in 1936. Like so many others there, his interest in printmaking was nurtured by attending the side-courses given by Hiratsuka Un'ichi (q.v.). Already influenced as a boy by Edvard Munch, he became a co-founder in 1932 of the 'proletarian' Shin Hanga Shudan (New Print Group) which also included Ono Tadashige (q.v.). Ono's post-war prints, densely pigmented over a black ground, are evidently the major inspiration for Mizufune's own technique. After the Pacific War he worked as an art teacher in Yokohama while gaining a good reputation as a sculptor and winning those prizes in official exhibitions necessary for success in twentieth-century Japan. After 1955 he began to exhibit his prints more widely, including the influential Tokyo International Print Biennales from 1960. He spent the year 1961-2 in the USA, where he was resident artist at the Putney School at Marlboro College, Vermont, confirming the international tendencies of his work, though their underlying sentiment is typically Japanese in their sense of loneliness. The dating of his works is very difficult, as he often printed impressions at long intervals after cutting the blocks, changed the colours as he felt appropriate, and maintained a very consistent style over the years. He rarely added dates to any of his prints.
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Since 2006, Andres Harnisch Brokerage has specialized in selling art, antiques, jewelry, and collectibles. Harnisch is a certified personal property appraiser and holds accreditation through the Certified Appraisers Guild of America and the International Fine Art Appraisers. The company is the only brokerage in Hawaii to receive 'Professional Status' in the American Society of Estate Liquidators.


Since 2006, Andres Harnisch Brokerage has specialized in selling art, antiques, jewelry, and collectibles. Harnisch is a certified personal property appraiser and holds accreditation through the Certified Appraisers Guild of America and the International Fine Art Appraisers. The company is the only brokerage in Hawaii to receive 'Professional Status' in the American Society of Estate Liquidators.

Reserve: $499.00

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  • Condition
    The print was taken out of the frame, the paper is toned with some foxing in the margins, some creasing and mat burn in the margins too, the print itself is clean, the verso with mounting tape residue and stained,
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    60s Japanese Print Pigeons Mizufune Rokushu

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