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Breathe (Earth) B

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Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Breathe (Earth) B

by Takahashi Rikio, 1969


IHL Cat. #442


About This Print

Lavender and teal make this an unusual color combination for the artist.  Deep embossing of curved lines nicely balance the ocher-colored partial ellipse.  Several states of this print exist with this print likely being the same state as the catalogue raisonné #234 below.  While the catalogue raisonné gives the English title as Breathe (Earth), the title written on the print by Takahashi is Breathe (Earth) B.

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

 
高橋力雄 呼吸 (大地) B

Takahashi Rikio (1917–1998)

Breathe (Earth) B

1969

Color woodblock print with embossing on paper 
Lent by Irwin Lavenberg, L2017.103.24



Catalogue Raisonné Entry


Breathe (Earth)
#234 - Catalogue Raisonné

(Rikio Takahashi, The Woodblock Prints, published by
Abe Publishing LTD., 1998) 

Breathe (Earth)
#235 - Catalogue Raisonné

(Rikio Takahashi, The Woodblock Prints, published by
Abe Publishing LTD., 1998) 
 Catalogue Raisonné - color image
#235 - Catalogue Raisonné 



Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #442
 Title  Breathe (Earth) B  呼吸 (大地) B
 Series  n/a
 Artist
 Takahashi Rikio (1917-1998)
 Signature
 Pencil signed by artist - Rikio Takahashi in English
 Seal  none
 Date  1969
 Edition  12 of 50
 Publisher  self-published
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good - diagonal fold upper right; minor handling creases
 Genre  sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous
 Format  
 H x W Paper  24 x 17 3/4 in. (61 x 45.1 cm)
 Collections This Print
 Reference Literature  Catalogue Raisonné: Rikio Takahashi, The Woodblock Printspublished by Abe Publishing LTD., 1998, p. 144 number 234.
last revision:
8/12/2021
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