A Thousand Grasses - An incredible Kamisaka Sekka design from his fantastic series titled "Chigusa" which translates to "A Thousand Grasses". This print and the others offered in our auctions tonight are from the thousand grasses series design by Sekka in 1899. Our original prints are from the second edition release of the series.
Sekka's two masterworks series are "A World of Things" and this series "A Thousand Grasses". The designs in these two fantastic series represent the pinnacle of Sekka's career and the quintessential designs in the Rimpa tradition. Our original Sekka prints offered tonight are printed using the highest quality printing techniques and embellishments (some with mica others with embossing, etc). Sekka woodblock prints are very rare these days and our offerings this evening are a great opportunity to collect works by this 20th century master. Surf the net, Sekka prints are usually offered in the $500 to $1,500 range.
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 $24.99. 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!
Please note: We cannot ship orders totaling less than $24.99.
A Modern Master - Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) is regarded as the father of modern design in
The Rimpa Tradition - Dating back to the 17th century, Rimpa was characterized by using flat planes of vivid color to create one-dimensional perspectives. The work is further known for abstract compositions and the use of mineral pigments (mica), gold and silver leaf, and embossing embellishments. Sekka’s compositions are known for the integration of the classical symbols and motifs of both Japanese tales and traditions, thus distinguishing him as the final master of a Japanese tradition that stretched 300 years.
Artist - Kamisaka Sekka (1866 - 1942)
Image Size - 14" x 9 1/4"
Condition - This and all the Sekka prints offered in tonight’s auctions are in excellent condition. The prints have no damage, tears, holes, repairs, staining, toning, fading or any other issues to report. They are top-notch 20th century woodblock prints in perfect condition. Having been removed from a folio, these prints show some remnants of extra paper or slight thinning along the reverse edges from the removal process (see photos). This is usually the case with Sekka prints (as they were always sold in folios) and has no effect on the value or the image from the front (cannot be seen from the front). As noted, these fine prints are in very good condition and would frame beautifully.
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!