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Measure and Pig

 

 Japanese Color Lithograph and Silkscreen Print 

Measure and Pig

by Ida Shōichi, 1972

Paper Between a Snowed Stone and Road

IHL Cat. #2037

About This Print

Issued at the same time as Shade of a Tree (IHL Cat. #2036), which pictures a seemingly contented pig under green foliage, one wonders if Ida is presenting us in this print with that pig's fate, being measured for the slaughter.

Entry in Shoichi Ida, Prints in the Collection of the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #2037
 Title or Description Measure and Pig
 Series
 Artist 
 Ida Shōichi (1941-2006)
 Signature 
pencil signed S. Ida 
 Seal of the Artist no seal
 Publication Date 1972
 Edition 23/30
 Publisher self-published
 Printer 
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - mounting tape verso top corners
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print); contemporary
 Miscellaneous 
 Format 
 H x W Paper 21 1/4 x 28 1/8 in. (54 x 71.4 cm)
 H x W Image 21 1/4 x 28 1/8 in. (54 x 71.4 cm) 
 Collections This Print The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto SI-014; The British Museum 1986,0321,0.248; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 2012.76.6
 Reference Literature Shoichi Ida, Prints in the Collection of the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 2012, p. 35, cat #63.
last revision:
5/24/2021 created
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