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Nakazawa, Shin'ichi, "Longitude I"

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Catalog ID A2805
Artist Shin'ichi Nakazawa
Title Longitude I
Medium Limited Edition Etching with Platinum Leaf
Series Title
Edition 20/20
Date 1988
Publisher The Artist - Privately Published
Reference No
Size 18 x 18 "
Condition Very fine.
Price $1100.00
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Notes: Titled, numbered, signed & dated in pencil by the artist. Acquired directly from the artist; never framed or displayed.

Nakazawa Shin'ichi was born in Tokyo in 1956. He is a self-taught artist who works in the unusual combination of copperplate etching and stunning overlays of gold, silver, or platinum leaf. His compositions are mainly blocks of these overlays often accompanied by Japanese classic writing.

His philosophy is simply to create order and balance in a given limited space, taking a traditional theme to a modern conclusion. His inspiration comes from the highly decorative screen of Sotasu, a seventeenth century Japanese artist who used traditional Japanese style painting to illustrate an accompanying text.