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Nakao Yoshitaka Woodblock Print NUDE 1960

$7,500.00

Yoshitaka Nakao (1910 – 1994) was a mostly self-taught artist, who worked in oils and prints. He exhibited regularly with the Kokugakai Association and the Japan Print Association. Twice he received the award for the best print in the Kokugakai-kai. The form expressed in Nude is based on simplified form and pictorial construction, as well as on very complex thickly applied colors. The resulting strong image is sculptural in effect.

Description

Yoshitaka, Nakao, 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 and limited in Japanese by the artist and dated 1960 in pencil. Edition number 210 of which this is print 137. Yoshitaka Nakao (1910 – 1994) was a mostly self-taught artist, who worked in oils and prints. He exhibited regularly with the Kokugakai Association and the Japan Print Association. Twice he received the award for the best print in the Kokugakai-kai. The form expressed in Nude is based on simplified form and pictorial construction, as well as on very complex thickly applied colors. The resulting strong image is sculptural in effect. IGAS Series 44, May, 1961. Yoshitaka’s works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Gallery of Art in Washington. (Special shipping arrangements and charges will apply, given the weight and size of this framed woodcut.)

Japanese annotations and the date 1960 written in pencil.

Japanese annotation and limitation number 137/210 written in pencil.

 

Close-up of sculptural effect achieved by the artist.