Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Ouchi Makoto
Title Yuki (Snow)
Top cube: Fox spirit and geese, with Hiroshige signature
Middle cube: Shono from the Hoeido Tokaido
Bottom cube: Dancer
Date c. 1970s
Edition 22/35
Format 24" X 35 3/4"
Comment Makoto Ouchi (1926-1989) used ukiyoe images in his etchings. As Frances Blakemore says in Who's Who in Modern Japanese Prints: Ouchi compresses the lapse of centuries in these pungent contemporary compositions and satirizes the ephemeral quality of time by the presence of butterflies and dragonflies that flutter incongruously along the edges of his work.
Price $350.
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