The Fuji Arts Clearance is Unique in the Market
Thousands of prints sell every year in the Fuji Arts clearance. Savvy shoppers enjoy buying both originals and old reprints at just $29.99. And who wouldn't? It's fun to shop, the cost is low, and before you know it, exciting new prints show up at your doorstep.
If you're new to Fuji Arts clearance, here is the best tip we can give you: Check often, because the best prints move lightning fast!
Sosaku Hanga - The sosaku hanga or creative print movement in Japan began in the early part of the twentieth century. Unlike the traditional collaborative woodblock printing process utilizing a separate artist, carver, and printer along with a publisher, the sosaku hanga movement emphasized artist involvement in designing, carving, and printing the blocks himself, as the sole creator of his work. The movement gained popularity following World War II, earning international acclaim and expanding subject matter to include abstraction. Today most contemporary Japanese print artists design, carve, and print their woodblocks themselves, continuing the vibrant creative tradition established with ukiyo-e. Sosaku hanga prints encompass a wide range of subjects and expressive artistic styles, and are a great choice for a collector interested in modern and contemporary prints.
Kawakami Sumio - Many of Kawakami Sumio's intriguing sosaku hanga designs reflect his interest in foreign culture and the interactions between the Japanese and the first foreigners who first arrived in Japan to trade. He lived in the United States for a year, and collected foreign language books, which provided inspiration for some of his subject matter. By the mid-1930s, he developed his own technique of printing a black key block and then hand coloring each print rather than using multiple blocks to add color. Some later prints are entirely block printed. Although Kawakami did not personally know many of the early sosaku hanga artists because he lived far from Tokyo, printmakers like the famous and influential Onchi Koshiro considered him a great artist. His designs are a nice choice for a modern collector.
Artist - Kawakami Sumio (1895 - 1972)
Image Size - Sheet size 7 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. A couple creases at edges. Please see photos for details.
What can I find on clearance?
- Prints that have moved through our auctions and are ready to go below cost.
- Prints that are overstocked.
- Prints with condition issues.
Prints are identified as original or reprint, and artist information is offered when known. We include excellent photos of each print, as well as a brief condition report.
While you're shopping, keep in mind that some condition issues could simply be framed out, some could be easily repaired, and others just allow you to enjoy owning a 19th century original at a bargain price. Of course, many prints are in excellent condition, just needing to be cleared out.
So, check out all the clearance offers and find prints that suit your taste.
Enjoy the Clearance treasure hunt!
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