Kiyoshi Saito - Kiyoshi Saito was one of the greatest masters of the "sosaku hanga" or "creative print" movement in
Comments - Beautiful modern portrait of a nude with her arms raised, one hand resting against the back of her head. A subtle texture fills the background and the body, with flowing lines following the contours within the form. The long dark hair is rendered in a flat black, creating a subtle contrast against the pearly silver pigment of the figure and ground. A light aqua blue glows through the textured layers of gray and silver on the nude. A handsome, signed and numbered limited edition design in a large format that would make a fine framed presentation.
Signed - Signed in white ink within the image; titled, numbered, and dated 1966 in pencil in bottom margin
Numbered - 11/100
Artist - Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997)
Image Size - 20 3/4" x 15 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two minor tears at bottom edge, repaired. Slight toning, a few spots in margins, slight soiling and a few creases at bottom edge, small rubbed spot in lower margin. Please see photos for details. Good overall.