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Measure and Pig

 Japanese Color Offset Print 


by Ida Shōichi, 1974

Paper Between a Snowed Stone and Road

IHL Cat. #1324

About This Print

This small print titled Conception appeared in Volume 7 of the magazine Hanga Geijutsu (Print Arts) issued in the Autumn of 1974.  The print was bound into the magazine as a "special attachment."  It is a five color offset print, using aluminum and zinc plates, printed on a heavy-weight Japanese paper.  This print is not listed in any of the catalog's devoted to the artist's work. 

Wall Card from the Exhibition Three Masters of Abstraction
Hagiwara Hideo, Ida Shōichi and Takahashi Rikio
November 3, 2018 - March 24, 2019
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

Print is covered with protective cover sheet on which the details are printed

Print information appearing on protective translucent sheet
井田照一 オリジナル [Ida Shōichi original]
特別添付版画 [special attachment art print] 
5版 5色 [5 printings 5 colors] 
版色 - アルミニユムとジソク版にょるオフ七シト
[Printing plate – offset using aluminum and zinc plates] 
1974年 8th月 制作 21 x 16 cm (image) 用紙 - ホワイト フリマ 和紙
[Produced in August 1974; paper – howaito (white) furima? Japanese paper]
E.D. - 8575部  そのうち H.C. 400

Artist's Comments from Magazine's Colophon
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Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #1324
 Title  Conception
 Series  appearing in Volume 7 of the magazine Hanga Geijutsu (Print Arts)
 Ida Shōichi (1941-2006)
 S. Ida (in English script)
 Seal  grid seal (embossed and stamped) and embossed mark
 Publication Date  August 1974
 Edition  4664 of 8575
 Publisher  Abe Shuppan 阿部出版
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent
 Genre  modern
 H x W Paper  9 1/16 x  7 1/8 in. (24.4 x 18.1 cm)
 H x W Image 8 1/4 x 6 5/16 in. (21 x 16 cm)
 Collections This Print  Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery S1987.1040; Northern Illinois University, James D. Tobin Collection, NE 1310 .H363a
 Reference Literature  Shoichi Ida Documents 1941-2006: Surface is the Between-Between Vertical and Horizon, Shōichi Ida, Abe Shuppan, 2012, p.101.
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