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- Sugo zishi (Shishi 'Lion' Dance in Sugo)

Masaaki Tanaka


Striking silkscreen print "Sugo zishi" (Shishi 'Lion' Dance in Sugo) is by Masaaki Tanaka (b.1947). Sheet number 267/850, title in Japanese, and hand-signed on the bottom margin. Beautiful colors and nice contrast. "Sugo zishi" (Sugo Shishi 'Lion' Dance) was honored in 1958 as Gifu Prefecture’s Important Intangible Folk Culture Property.

-Sugo Zishi-

Masaaki Tanaka was born in Tokyo in 1947. He graduated from Musashino Art University with a major in Oil Painting in 1971. He educated himself in silkscreen after learning woodblock printmaking and stone lithography, while making repeated visits to Europe and the United States. His silkscreen shows Japanese traditional festivals or cultures. His work is found in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, Honolulu Museum of Art, and Albrecht Fine Art Museum. Now he is a well-known silkscreen artist. His collectors are based worldwide.

Technique: Silkscreen
Paper size: 10 and 5/8 by 15 and 1/2 inches. (27 cm x 39.5 cm)
Image size: 9 and 3/8 x 12 and 7/8 inches (23.7x 32.5 cm)
Sheet number: 267/850
Date: 1982
Signed: Hand-Signed on the bottom margin
Condition: Good condition with toning. A minor paper crease on the lower left margin corner, tiny tape stain on the upper left margin corner, and mat line from prior matting which will be easily matted out. Please see the pictures. 


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