March 28, 2020 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Kiyoshi Saito

(Japanese, 1907-1997)

Two: Tofuku-ji Kyoto (A), 1961, 25/200; Shoji (C), 1960, 02/200; woodblock prints, both signed lower left "Kiyoshi Saito", 16-1/2 x 21-1/2 in. (sight); modern black wood frames, 24 x 28-3/4 in.

Note: Artist's label attached verso, with seal, "self-carved, self-printed/Kiyoshi Saito"; Kiyoshi Saito was a prominent artist associated with the sosaku-hanga movement of the early 20th century, which emphasized the self-expression of the artist and their role as a creator, with the artist’s direct involvement in each stage of the production process being of key importance. This stands in contrast to the traditional method of print production that was employed through the ukiyo-e and shin-hanga movements, in which the labor of the production process was divided between an artist, engraver, printer, and publisher.

Provenance:Private Collection, Washington, D.C.


not examined out of frame, slight warping at top and bottom edges, possible slight toning, one with tear/crease upper edge center, slight creases at left side, possibly as made; frames with abrasions

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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