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Bell at Kokubun-Ji Temple

Unichi Hiratsuka 1895-1997

Unichi Hiratsuka 1895-1997


Unichi Hiratsuka 1895-1997
Unichi Hiratsuka is one of the founding fathers of the Creative Prints movement (Sosaku Hanga) and one of the big names of twentieth century Japanese art. Hiratsuka is best known for prints in black and white, but made also fine works in color. He died at the age of 102 years.

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Bell at Kokubun-Ji Temple - Limited edition, with original folder.

Unichi Hiratsuka 1895-1997

The large bell tower of Kokubun-Ji Temple in Hida.
Unichi Hiratsuka was the master of Sosaku Hanga movement. His stark compositions and rhythmical lines have attracted visitors of many renowned art collections and museums all aver the world, including Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and the Freer Gallery.
He was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit by the Japanese government in 1970. In 1991, the Hiratsuka Unichi Print Museum was opened in Suzaka, Nagano Prefecture.
This design is in the famous Hiratsuka collector, Van Zelst Family Collection.

"Hiratsuka Un'ichi" is chopped on the right margin.

Artist's seal (un).


Woodblock print.

Very good.

Excellent - Very good.

Very good ... Slight foxing, slight creases and ink stains on the margins. Right margin is creased. Mounting residue stain on the top margin.

34 / 100

The print comes in the original folder.

12.6 inches = 32.0 cm

15.0 inches = 38.2 cm

"Hiratsuka: Modern Master" From the Van Zelst Family Collection and The Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, 2001, ISBN - 0 - 86559 - 193 - 8, - pl.20, pg 59

Unichi Hiratsuka 1895-1997.

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