Lumiere de Lune (Moon Light)
E. A. 19/20. Paper/etching. 61x50cm
Outstanding abstract color etching by important Japanese printmaker Shoichi Hasegawa (b. 1929). Hasegawa studied in Tokyo before moving to Paris in the 1960s where he began working with Stanley Hayter's Atelier 17. Hasegawa had his first solo exhibition in Japan in 1957 and has participated in countless international print exhibitions since. His work is in numerous major collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Hasegawa's work combines abstraction and figuration and uses calligraphy and traditional Asian symbolism. Using "tachisme" abstract techniques, Hasegawa etches in white using abstracted Japenese imagery.This print, "Lumiere de Lune" (Moon Light), is signed signed lower right, titled lower center, and numbered 19/20 lower left. It is in good condition with a crease in the lower left corner. Unframed.
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