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Japanese Woodcut NUDE by Nakao Yoshitaka

Nude. 1960. A six-color woodblock print in dark blue, grey, red-brown, light-brown, black and white, 34 inches x 22 inches, on a sheet of handmade Japanese paper made especially for this artist to hold his unusually thick colors 36 ½ inches x 24½ inches, framed under glass 40½ in x 29¾ in since 1960. Signed Read More »

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Two Woodcuts by Walter Williams from 1964, the Year of the Civil Rights Act

Walter Williams (1920 – 1988) was an African-American painter and printmaker, born in Brooklyn, New York, where he attended the Brooklyn Museum Art School, studying with Ben Shahn, Gregorio Prestopino, Reuben Tam and Victor Candell.  Williams held a Whitney fellowship 1955-1956 and, in 1960, he received the National Institute of the Arts and Letters Grant. Read More »

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Profusely Extra-Illustrated Copy of Stephen Longstreet’s Sportin’ House

  (pseudonym of Chauncey Weiner). Sportin’ House: a History of the New Orleans Sinners and the Birth of Jazz. Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, Inc., [1965] 26 cm, brick-red paper boards with black lettering and publisher’s colophon on the front cover, endpapers are reproduced sketches of the author-artist. First edition. Extra-illustrated copy, with 20 original watercolor Read More »

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