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'Window & Stone Garden' d1963

This very modern and creative woodblock print was produced in 1963. Yoshida titled it 'Window & Stone Garden'. It depicts a shrine dedicated to Zen Buddhism, specifically, Diatokuji Temple. It presents as a very modern mid-century work of art like many of the various rock gardens painted by Toshi. The rock garden has a central window revealing Pine trees and rock formations. The colors are serenely beautiful. It is from a limited edition, likely 200, as with most of Toshi's mid-century work. It's title and Toshi's signature in English, 'Toshi Yoshida', are noted in the lower margin. The death of Tōshi's father Hiroshi in 1950 marked his total break from his past and from naturalism. In 1952, Yoshida began a series of abstract woodcuts, influenced by his younger brother, Hodaka Yoshida. In 1953, Tōshi traveled to the United States, Mexico, London, and the Near East. He made presentations in thirty museums and galleries in eighteen states. From 1954 to 1973, Yoshida made three hundred nonobjective prints. This woodblock is in acid-free environs. The print sight size with full margins is 13.5" x 9.5". It is double matted in complementary pale blue-gray and brown mats, and the frame measures 18.5" x 14.5".  This woodblock print is in fine original condition.                        P70524              $695.00

Tōshi Yoshida (1911-1995) 'Window & Stone Garden' d1963

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