Collection of macabre Japanese prints showcased at Turner, May 20

Kuniyoshi Utagawa, ‘The actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Ghost of Asakura Togo,’ estimated at $2,000-$3,000
Kuniyoshi Utagawa, ‘The actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Ghost of Asakura Togo,’ estimated at $2,000-$3,000
Kuniyoshi Utagawa, ‘The actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Ghost of Asakura Togo,’ estimated at $2,000-$3,000

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present Ghosts, Demons and Monsters, the Collection of Japanese Prints from the Estate of Edward S. Stephenson on Saturday, May 20. With a focus on the supernatural, this online auction features more than 110 Japanese woodblock prints collected in post-war Japan by an award-winning Hollywood production designer. Never exhibited before, these works are by famed 19th- and early-20th-century woodblock artists, including Yoshitoshi, Kuniyoshi, Yoshitsuya, Kunisada, Kunichika, Yoshiku, Toyohara, and others. Two 19th-century Japanese watercolors complete the sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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