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Breeze No. 2

Circus No. 7

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Breeze No. 2

by Hagiwara Hideo, 1968

Flying angel No. 3

IHL Cat. #956

About This Print

A turquoise sky, shimmering with applied mica, provides the backdrop for Hagiwara's colorful cloth-like objects flapping in the breeze .  I do not know how many prints Hagiwara created using the theme/title of breeze, but I have come across one other print made in 1968, shown below, titled, simply, Breeze.

Hagiwara, Hideo
Breeze, 1968
Printed color relief print with mica
sheet: 11 1/16 in. x 13 15/16 in. (28.1 cm x 35.4 cm)
composition: 8 1/4 in. x 9 11/16 in. (21 cm x 24.6 cm)
Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #956
 Title or Description 六月の風 No. 2] Breeze No. 2 [as inscribed on print]
 [Rokugatsu no kaze No. 2]
 Series Breeze
 Hagiwara Hideo (1913 - 2007)
 pencil signed by artist in English – Hideo Hagiwara in lower left margin
 Publication Date 1968
 Edition 29 of 50
 Publisher self-published
 Carver self-carved
 Printer self-printed
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good -  minor mat line; fold lower right margin not impacting image; rubbing lower right margin not impacting image
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 14 1/4 x 22 1/8 in. (36.2 x 56.2 cm)
 H x W Image 11 x 18 1/4 in. (27.9 x 46.4 cm)
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