UMI NO DOWA. Kôshirô ONCHI, artist, author.
UMI NO DOWA
UMI NO DOWA
UMI NO DOWA
UMI NO DOWA
UMI NO DOWA
UMI NO DOWA
UMI NO DOWA
UMI NO DOWA

UMI NO DOWA

1934. Item #90441

[SOSAKU HANGA] ONCHI, Kôshirô, artist & author. UMI NO DOWA. Tokyo: Hanga-sô, Shôwa 9 [1934]. Self-wrappers in glassine, with Onchi's text and accompanying 6 polychrome woodblock prints, the blocks of which were carved by him. Each print is a vortex of images with the female form as visual pivot. Onchi and his work need no introduction - he is considered the most important Japanese printmaker of the mid-Century and one of the most innovative and creative of all time. As a leader of the Sosaku Hanga Creative Print movement, he guided the development of many of the dominant figures of post-war art until his premature death in the 1950's.

UMI NO DOWA is a seminal work. This copy has scarcely any of the usual foxing. It is about fine, with the [original?] glassine. Certainly a most desirable copy of this highspot at the intersection of the Creative Print Movement and the Avant Garde before the War.

Price: $3,850.00

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