The Year of the Ox, 1985

Clifton Karhu

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This unique woodblock print is by Clifton Karhu. Artist's block signed with red seal and English translation "I AM NOT ON THE HORN" SAID THE WASP "BUT YOU WON'T EVEN HUM ALONG" on the left and Japanese translation "Ushi no tsuno ni hachi " on the right. The year "1985" in a big red seal.  Clifton hides these little treats for us to find. This new year greeting (1985) was for his friend. This print has vertical fold marks because artist folded and sent to his friend. Very cute and comical print.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size:  25 and 1/2 inches wide by 7 and 7/8 inches tall (64.5cm x 20cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: 1985 
Signed: Artist's block signed with red seal 
Condition: Very good condition for its age. This print has vertical fold marks. Tape residue on the right which will be easily matted out. Tiny paper cut at the upper right edge, this is Kento cut, NOT defect.