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Musician Greenwich Village

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Musician Greenwich Village

by Takahashi Rikio, 1964

IHL Cat. #238

About This Print

Created the year following Takahashi's visit to the United States, this print captures the feel of the Greenwich Village jazz scene in the early 60s.  One of my favorite prints by the artist, only ten impressions were made.  Even in this print's fragile condition, I am pleased that it has found a home in my collection.

Catalogue Raisonné Entry and Reference Images

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #238
 Title  Musician “Greenwich Village”  グリニッジビレッジの音楽家
 Series  n/a
 Catalogue Raisonné  Number 152
 Takahashi Rikio (1917-1998)
 Pencil signed by artist - Rikio Takahashi in English
 Seal  none
 Date  1964
 Edition  4 of 10
 Publisher  self-published
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition poor – overall toning; paper brittle, one vertical and one horizontal strip of paper discoloration; multiple margin tears; short lengths of repair tape to margins verso
 Genre  sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper  37 1/2 x 26 in. (95.2 x 66 cm)
 H x W Image  34 1/4 x 24 1/4 in. (82.2 x 61.6 cm)
 Collections This Print
 The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (P00527); San Francisco Fine Arts Museums (1965.68.130)
 Reference Literature  See bibliography on Rikio Takahashi page