Ryokuei (Fresh Green)

Kan Kawada


Dramatic Stencil print "Ryokuei" (Fresh Green) is by Kan Kawada (1927-1999). Very striking print. Japanese title "Ryokuei", dated '90, sheet number 11/68, signed by hand on the bottom margin. Sprinkled with metallic mica flakes on the green colors as shown. (please see last two pictures) Very lovely. Kan Kawada was originally "Katazome" (Stencil dyeing) artist, however, he created many beautiful stencil prints like this. He is well known artist specially outside Japan. Kawada's striking red color and dynamic composition are very attractive for his worldwide collectors. After his death (1999), his art prices went up quickly, also it is hard to find his small limited edition print. This print is only 68 limited edition.

Technique: Woodblock / Stencil print
Paper size: 24 and 1/4 inches by 18 and 1/8 inches
Sheet number: 11/68
Date: 1990
Signed: Artist signed "Kan Kawada" by pencil on the bottom margin
Condition: Outstanding condition.