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This Is An Original Hand Signed Mixed Media Print Titled "BRIDE OF PERFECTION" By Famed Japanese Artist Hisashi Otsuka. Mixed Media On 100% Neutral Ph Rag With Silk Texture And With A Mother Of Pearl Coating. The Detail Is Impeccable, And The Paper Surface Has A Silken Luster Which Gives The Costumes A Life-Like Quality. Beautiful Art Piece On Extra Thick Paper With Gorgeous Colors. Printing Was Done By Black Box Collotype. Year Published: 1988. Measures: 16" X 22." Hand Signed And Numbered By The Artist. This Piece Is Numbered In Japanese From An Edition Of 100. Includes Certificate Of Authenticity. Comes Unframed. Mint Condition. In One Of The Most Difficult Artistic Challenges Of His Career, Using Only Black Ink And Water Applied With Fine Brushes, Hisashi Otsuka Has Revived The Art Of The Small Landscape Screen. Called Sumi-E, Literally Meaning Ink Of Earth Painting, The Screens Form Powerful Backgrounds, Rich In Complex Symbolism. The Highly Intricate Detail Of These Traditional Sumi-E Backgrounds Are Used By Otsuka To Accentuate The Vibrant Colors Of The Bride In Her Traditional Kimono. This Yin-Yang Application Of Color Vs. Black And White Reflects Vividly The Delicate And Powerful Balance Of The Complementary Opposites Found Throughout Nature And Spirituality. Hisashi Otsuka Left His Japanese Homeland For Hawaii, Seeking The Artistic Freedom He Couldn't Find In Japan. Western Culture Appealed Very Much To Him, And He Wanted To Combine This With Traditional Japanese Culture In Visual Expressions That Would Enhance These Two Distinct Points Of View. Otsuka Is Schooled In Zen And The Martial Arts, And The Warriors Code Of Discipline And Duty Is One He Lives And Works By. He Believes That Life And Art Create Each Other His. Balance Of Eastern And Western Artistic Sensibilities, As Well As Meticulous Skill, Have Lead Him To Worldwide Recognition. He Has Exhibited At One Man Shows In Hawaii, New York, London, Paris, San Francisco, Tokyo. He Has Earned High Praise, And His Art Can Be Found In Public And Private Collections Throughout The World

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Estimate $1,290 – $1,720
Starting Bid $420

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6308 Truchas Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
United States

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