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Yosooi - Girl

Love and Hate

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Yosooi - Girl

by Yoshida Hodaka, 1964


IHL Cat. #240

About This Print

Source: "Magic, Artifact, and Art," Eugene M. Skibbe, appearing in A Japanese Legacy: Four Generations of Yoshida Family Artists, Laura W. Allen, Kendall H. Brown, Eugene M. Skibbe, et. al., The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2002, p.130.

This print created in 1964 during the artist's Folk Prints (Transition A) phase also has elements of his next phase Mythology and Landscape Prints, where the Pop art influences predominate.  In describing Hodaka's version of Pop art, Eugene Skibbe states that Hodaka's "Pop art is quite different from what he had seen in 1963 in New York. He sought to unmask the energy, the drumbeat of the modern myth and its impact on society and nature." (See Hodaka Yoshida (1926-1995) Stages of Artistic Development.)

Title of Print

I believe the first word in the English print title is "Yosooi" which is defined as "dress;  outfit;  equipment; makeup;  adornment;  guise;  get-up."

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #240
 Title Yosooi - Girl
 Series n/a
 Yoshida Hodaka (1926-1995)
 Pencil signed by artist - Hodaka Yoshida in English lower right margin
 Seal none
 Publication Date 1964
 Edition 7 of 50
 Publisher self-published
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - soft handling creases, ¼" mended tear left sheet edge margin only
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 31 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. (80 x 59.7 cm)
 H x W Image same as paper size
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