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Work (作品) 69.5


Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Work (作品) 69.5

by Kusaka Kenji, 1969

Hyōteki (Target)

IHL Cat. #1115

About This Print

A large, approximately 3 feet high, print by the artist that epitomizes his continuing series of prints carrying the title Work 9 作品 sakuhin) begun in the early 1960s.  This series began with some reference to identifiable objects but quickly became more abstract and dynamic with use of intense primary colors. Starting around 1967 Kusaka introduced the circle form which subsequently morphed into an egg shape.  This egg shape counterbalanced his straight lines and angular corners. 

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1115
 Title Work (作品 sakuhin) 69.5
 Series n/a
 Kusaka Kenji (b. 1936)
 Pencil signed by artist – Ken Kusaka (in English)
 Publication Date 1969
 Edition 39 of 40
 Publisher self-published
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent 
 Genre sosaku-hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 36 x 24 3/16 in. (91.4 x 61.4 cm)
 H x W Image 32 5/16 x 21 11/16 in. (82.1 x 55.1 cm)
 Collections This Print Metropolitan Museum of Art 418.1970; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1970.410
 Reference Literature