by Junichiro Sekino (1914 - 1988)
Junichiro Sekino, 20th Century Master - Junichiro Sekino was one of the leading artists of the twentieth century sosaku hanga, or creative prints, movement in Japan, in which artists themselves were involved in every aspect of printmaking. Sekino designed, carved, and printed his images himself, gaining an international reputation for his amazing range of subjects and techniques. A true 20th century master, Sekino's works are included in major museum collections around the world. His woodblocks are highly collectible and sought after by modern print collectors.
Comments - Fantastic image of a volcano erupting with clouds of red, yellow, and gray smoke stretching across the sky. Boats in gray silhouette glide calmly on the quiet water below, an interesting contrast to the violence of the eruption and the rugged mountains. A city skyline in soft gray frames the image along the bottom. A terrific design and the first image in the edition, numbered 1/128, printed on "Jun. Sekino" watermarked paper. A great choice for a Sekino collector.
Signed - Jun. Sekino in pencil in bottom margin, dated 81
Numbered - 1/128
Artist - Junichiro Sekino (1914 - 1988)
Image Size - 13" x 17 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Remnants of paper mounts on reverse at edges. A few creases at edges, a few small spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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