Clifton Karhu Color Japanese Woodcut "kinkakuji Rain" 51/100 For Sale
Clifton Karhu Color Japanese Woodcut "Kinkakuji Rain" Edition 51/100
This "Kinkakuji Rain" woodcut is dated 1978 and has been published in thebook "Kyoto Rediscovered" (see photo; book not included in sale).It is #51 of an edition of 100.The unframed dimensions are 18" high by 18 1/8" wide. The framed dimensions are 24.75" high by 24.5" wide.It is larger than most that I have seen on all year. The artwork is in excellent condition with slight aging around the edges of the paper (its 35 years old), as shown, but the aging is not visible when in the frame. The frame is in good condition except that the gold corners have some areas of wear. The gold corners on the frame appear to be removable but I don't know what theframe looks like underneath of them.It has been in a dry Southern California climate sinceit was obtained from Clifton Karhu when new.Signed in the lower right corner in pencil "C Karhu 78"and the title and edition arealsoin pencil on the lower margin.As an added bonus, I will include acalendar from the Karhu Studio (see photo). The calendar is"ACollection of Japanese Sayings" andmeasures 33" high x 3.5" wide.Each page has a separate month,a separate saying and a very colorful Karhu print.This woodcut is from a Karhucollection that was inherited from a good friend ofClifton Karhu's since childhood so I can guarantee its authenticity.Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) was born in Duluth, Minnesota. He studied under Stanton McDonald Wright, and lived and worked for decades in Japan, primarily in Kyoto.Unlike many artists, who designed their works and left the carving of blocks and printing to assistants, Karhu carried out each step of the process, with exceptional skill.His works are widely collected worldwide, and can be found in many institutional, corporate, and private collections.The shipping cost listed is to ship with the frame. If the frame is not wanted, the shipping cost will only be $30 to mail in a cardboard tube. Shipping will include insurance and a tracking number.
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Clifton Karhu Color Japanese Woodcut "kinkakuji Rain" 51/100: $799