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Title

Coffee

1933


Artist

ONCHI Kôshirô

Japan

1891 - 1955


About

Onchi began printmaking in 1914 and, for the five decades that followed, he was always at the forefront of the 'Sôsaku hanga' (Creative Print) movement, experimenting in new expressions, which resulted in his being the first artist to use abstract expression with 'Bright hours' (c.1915). Apart from prints, Onchi worked in photography, photogram, book design and three-dimensional objects.

Subscription distribution of the series 'Eight impressions of modern women' by Sôsaku hanga kurabu (Creative Print Club) began in 1929 in two editions: the first was limited to 20 copies which were printed on 'Edogawa' paper by the artist, and signed by him; the second edition, from which this print comes, was limited to 200 copies which were printed on 'hôsho' paper under the artist's close supervision, and his name stamped (embossed). (See 'Onchi: A poet of colours and forms' [in Japanese], pg. 264.) The date 1933 in this print indicates that this impression was made in 1933.

Asian Art Dept., AGNSW, 13 February 2002.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1933


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodcut on paper


Dimensions

32.8 x 25.7 cm image; 35.1 x 26.9 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated u.r. recto, in Japanese, embossed "(Kô) [from Kôshirô] 1933".


Credit

Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2002


Location

Not on display


Accession number

8.2002


Artist information

ONCHI Kôshirô

Works in the collection

9


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Unknown, Unknown and Unknown (Editors), Onchi Koshiro: a poet of colours and forms, Japan, 1994, 120, 125 (colour illus.).