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Lot 0180
Japanese Woodblock Print, 1974, self published by Yoshio Okada. Pencil numbered 16/100 and dated in the bottom margin.

SIZE IN INCHES: 17.5 x 13 inches

COMMENTS: A sensual design of a Japanese beauty in a red bikini surfing on a wave styled after Hokusai. "Surfer Girl" is Okada's best-known and most sought-after design. Rarely seen.

YOSHIO OKADA produced a number of prints in the mid-1970s and early 1980s and then seems to have abruptly left the Japanese print world. He is well known for his Genji Monogatari designs that were commissioned by a Japanese newspaper to accompany a serialized version of the story written by the well-known writer Tanabe Seiko. It ran on Sundays for a year, and when it was done, the illustrations and story were published in book form.

Condition

Fine, no flaws

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Yoshio Okada: Surfer Girl Woodblock 1st/Only Edition

Estimate $4,000 - $5,000Mar 3, 2019