LITTLE Awesome KIYOSHI SAITO Chop Signed SAIHO JI Zen Print NOS Mixed Media. 6 3/8 inches x 4 1/2 inches.In the last 2 photos you can see the BLEEDTHROUGH of the woodblock elements on the back of the print. The Cleveland Museum of Art has, in their collection, a Larger Version of this Amazing Artwork Titled Saihoji, Kyoto Dated 1959. THIS WORK OF ART IS EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED - IN GREAT DEPTH WITH ACCURATE INTRICATE DETAILS. I ALWAYS TELL YOU THE PARTICULAR CHARACTERISTICS COMPREHENSIVELY AND PRECISELY. IF YOU KNOW ABOUT JAPANESE PRINT ART - YOU KNOW THAT MANY ARTISTS MADE DIFFERENT SIZES OF THEIR WORK.
MOST OF THESE SIZES HAVE PARTICULAR NAMES. OFTEN THESE SMALL PRINTS WERE NOT SIGNED NOR NUMBERED. THIS PIECE IS CHOP SIGNED AND IT IS NOT NUMBERED.SOME OF THESE SMALL VERSIONS WERE CREATED AS SMALL WORKS ART TO FRAME OR USED ON GREETING CARDS AND ON POSTCARDS. I found these rare pieces in deep storage of a Japanese Art Gallery / Store in San Francisco. They had never seen the light of day nor had they been displayed nor used. They were carefully packed away since / when they arrived from Japan long ago. DURING THE MID 20th CENTURY THIS STORE/GALLERY HAD LOCATIONS IN NEW YORK CITY & SAN FRANCISCO & MARIN COUNTY IN CALIFORNIA PLUS OTHER LOCATIONS.
I do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. Probably founded by Priest Gyoki during the NARA Period 710 - 794 A. By Zen Master Muso Kokushi. This beautiful site is called.
Covered with a thick, lush carpet of 120 species of moss, this site is extremely serene and wonderful. This print contains Kiyoshi Saito's personal signature in the form of a "chop" mark.
In the lower righthand corner you can see a red square with calligraphy, which is Kiyoshi Saito's personal chop mark. A chop is a traditional centurys' old method of signature in Japan and China, and the chop is skillfully handcarved from wood, horn or stone (an art in itself) - which is also known as a hanko.Ink is applied to the carved signature on the chop face, which is then pressed onto the woodblock print. Also says Kiyoshi Saito IN THE PRINT WITHIN THE IMAGE. ELEGANT MODERN HIGHLY REFINED JAPANESE MIXED MEDIA WOODBLOCK PRINT on QUALITY PAPER. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET A GREAT MID CENTURY TREASURE. Always a proponent of a classless society, Kiyoshi Saito created art for everyone.
The beautiful small prints I offer (both mixed media and full woodblock prints) were made to allow more people to enjoy his work. These prints are no less authentic nor magnificent than his larger prints, and provide affordable alternatives for the discriminating art lover. I have a limited number of these incredible Mixed Media Woodblock works of art, and have never seen them offered anywhere else, so this is a special offering and rare opportunity to acquire and own real Saito prints. On an episode of Antiques Roadshow, in Cleveland, 2 Saito prints were featured and appraised.Highly collectible, with unique Cubist, Modern and Abstract elements, his prints are worth many hundreds of dollars. This mixed media woodblock print is an excellent example of Saito's amazing work. Carefully stored away for many decades, this very special, original, mixed media print by world-renowned woodblock print artist, Kiyoshi Saito, can be framed or displayed alone.
THIS MASTERFUL PRINT is a HIGHLY UNIQUE COMBINATION of a Photo-Mechanical (Offset Print Dot Matrix) foundation upon which Saito has laid individual woodcut designs in colors including black (tree trunks and structural elements), brown (wall) and green (leaves and background behind leaves). Always an innovator of Sosaku - Hanga, Saito employed this creative pairing of machine and woodcut printing to achieve incredible depth and intrigue in this extraordinary work of art.
The offset printing provides the ultimate in highly detailed textural effects (wooden ground and fence / wall), which are overlaid with layers of subtly contrasting rich ink. Saito often made numerous impressions of colors to give his work the deepest tones, with tremendous depth. This unusual approach creates a harmony of hues and textures, as well as an integration of the underlying aesthetics and unique ensemble of artist-selected colors. The multi-planer overlay of woodblock print elements, spectacularly splendid serene saturation incorporating selected tones and the specific spiritual nature of the piece are magnificent.There is no reserve on this absolutely gorgeous, supremely superb, handcrafted, galleryquality, Japanese print by the master Japanese woodblock artist KIYOSHI SAITO. A marvelous modern design is truly stunning. The rich browns, soft grays, serene taupe, glorious greens and black colors are exceptionally lovely. This elegant work of art, with its sweetly contrasting forms and colors, is a sensual delight!
This piece was skillfully hand carved freehand with special tools by Master Artist Saito over 5O years ago. After painstaking carving, the block is hand inked (with a brayer), paper is placed over the prepared block and the ink is tranferred from the raised surfaces of the wood to the paper by rubbing methods. Execution of each step takes tremendous skill and patience. This is the oldest technique of making prints and this is a truly fantastic, real woodblock print of superb quality. It would look marvelous in any venue, displayed with other similar items, or simply displayed alone, perhaps on a stand.
What a wonderful gift this would be for any print collector or lover of Japanese art! It is in excellent vintage condition with natural ink spots and slight wear on the edges. It has tremendous character and grace. Be sure to add me to your favorites list.Copying, modifying and possibly linking to content created by others could expose you to legal liability. The item "SMALL Gorgeous View KIYOSHI SAITO Chop Signed SAIHO JI Zen Print NOS Mixed Media" is in sale since Thursday, July 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints".
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