Comments - Fantastic sosaku hanga woodblock print of bustling Fifth Avenue in New York. The sidewalks are crowded with pedestrians, and a customer waits at a hot dog vendor's stand at left. An American flag flies from one of the high-rise buildings towering above the figures, and a pair of women stop to chat at right, standing under a street sign. A lively and colorful image, wonderfully capturing the energy of a New York street, uniquely seen from the perspective of a foreigner. A rare, pencil signed limited edition print of a terrific American subject.
Signed - Fumio Kitaoka in pencil in bottom margin, dated 1984
Numbered - 17/225
Artist - Fumio Kitaoka (1918 - 2007)
Image Size - 12 1/8" x 16" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Tape remnants on reverse at corners and top center from previous mounting. A few creases at edges and small spots, drying clamp impression at corner. Please see photos for details.