Rare Original JAPANESE Copper-Plate Etching of Doll TETSURO KOMAI c. 1970

Rare Original JAPANESE Copper-Plate Etching of Doll TETSURO KOMAI c. 1970
Rare Original JAPANESE Copper-Plate Etching of Doll TETSURO KOMAI c. 1970
Rare Original JAPANESE Copper-Plate Etching of Doll TETSURO KOMAI c. 1970
Rare Original JAPANESE Copper-Plate Etching of Doll TETSURO KOMAI c. 1970
Rare Original JAPANESE Copper-Plate Etching of Doll TETSURO KOMAI c. 1970
Rare Original JAPANESE Copper-Plate Etching of Doll TETSURO KOMAI c. 1970
Rare Original JAPANESE Copper-Plate Etching of Doll TETSURO KOMAI c. 1970
Rare Original JAPANESE Copper-Plate Etching of Doll TETSURO KOMAI c. 1970
Rare Original JAPANESE Copper-Plate Etching of Doll TETSURO KOMAI c. 1970
Rare Original JAPANESE Copper-Plate Etching of Doll TETSURO KOMAI c. 1970
Rare Original JAPANESE Copper-Plate Etching of Doll TETSURO KOMAI c. 1970
Rare Original JAPANESE Copper-Plate Etching of Doll TETSURO KOMAI c. 1970

Rare Original JAPANESE Copper-Plate Etching of Doll TETSURO KOMAI c. 1970

Rare Original JAPANESE Copper-Plate Etching of Doll TETSURO KOMAI c. MUSEUM-QUALITY JAPANESE Copper-Plate Color Etching TETSURO KOMAI , circa 1970. Our paintings and sculpture range from the 17th C. Inspection of our merchandise is available by appointment in our Roger's Park (Chicago) gallery.

FREE PICK-UP IN THE CHICAGOLAND AREA. Up for your consideration is a fine original copperplate etching by the renowned Japanese print maker Tetsuro Komai (1920 - 1976). This piece is a later work, featuring a doll. Approximate work size 4.5" x 3.25", sheet dimensions 13" x 9.5". The artwork is in excellent condition, free of concerns. It is unframed, and also bears Komai's embossed blindstamp towards the bottom. This piece is numbered 40/50, a very small edition size. In black ink on white paper he expressed a cosmos of endless wandering amid reveries and madness, one that seems all the more fascinating in the current digital era. While focusing on copperplate prints, Komai also interacted extensively with poets and musicians, and in his works as a member of the cross-disciplinary art group Jikken Kobo (Experimental Workshop) and his illustrations for poetry collections, he reached across boundaries between media and genres. The formation of Komai's vision was also influenced by his love of Western art and great admiration for Odilon Redon in particular.

The multifaceted nature of the artist and new, unexplored charms of his works are highlighted in this exhibition, which resembles a tapestry where the chronological development of Komai's work form the warp, and his influences and connections with other artists the weft. One hitherto little-known aspect revealed here: the artist as a colorist, in vibrant color monotypes from the Fukuhara Yoshiharu Collection of the Setagaya Art Museum.

A total of about 210 of Komai's works appear. The prints that Komai exhibited and selected for portfolios during his lifetime were primarily monochromatic, but while stoic in his allegiance to black and white, the artist also began producing color prints in the 1950s. In the 1970s in particular, he produced many multicolor monotypes, and unexpectedly revealed an extraordinary chromatic sensibility. These works convey his profound affection and esteem for Redon, who in Komai's words "in his later years created a world of brilliant color in oil paint and pastel, " but also his strong commitment to printmaking in his selection of monotype, which uses a printing plate, as a medium. In this section, enjoy the vibrant resonance of Komai's color works as well as those of Western artists he loved such as Redon, Klee, Ernst, and Miro. This quote is for the Continental U.

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Rare Original JAPANESE Copper-Plate Etching of Doll TETSURO KOMAI c. 1970