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Azechi, Umetaro (1902 - 1999), "Man with Pipe (Limited Edition)"

"Man with Pipe (Limited Edition)" by Azechi, Umetaro
Catalog ID A2857
Artist Umetaro Azechi
Title Man with Pipe (Limited Edition)
Medium Original Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title
Edition #29/50
Date 1953
Publisher The Artist - Privately Published
Reference No Modern Japanese Prints, An Art Reborn
Size 23 -1/4 x 16 "
Condition Very fine.
Price $1800.00
Shipping (US) $45.00
Shipping (Non-US) $95.00

Notes: Azechi used 5 blocks of plywood, faced with shina, and 9 printing stages. The pigments were poster color for the black background and watercolors for the rest of the print. The design was printed on torinoko paper.

Azechi was well-known for his paintings of mountains and the people who live in the area. His art style was primitive, but done intentionally. He used the same striped patterns on both people and animals, showing the similarities between the two. Because he created so many landscapes and art depicting the natural world, he used mostly cool colors like blues, greens, and purples. Museums that hold Azechi's works include the Museum of Modern Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and British Museum.

PROVENANCE: An American, Fulbright scholar who lived in Japan between 1953-54 and met Azechi, Sekino, Munakata and others during his residency in Tokyo. Purchased in 1953, the same year of publication.