Shinagawa One of the artist's favorite Prints; two women protecting themselves from the gently falling rain stand at the edge of the canal; Hasui has beautifully shown the cloudy day, with light at the horizon and a soft light shining over a rainy day
Ren (Waterlily) Ikegami is a third-generation native of Tokyo. Until 1980 he was a graphic designer. On the side he tried Oil painting, but not until he discovered silkscreen printmaking did he feel at home. His abstracted imagery uses slick blacks with gradations of gray with highlights of brilliant red and a celestial shade of blue. He says of his work: "I want to create a moment in life."
Kei (Joyful) The dawn of a new day brings Joy to the heart..an beautiful image evocative of a receding horizon at daybreak. Ikegami is a third-generation native of Tokyo. Until 1980 he was a graphic designer. On the side he tried Oil painting, but not until he discovered silkscreen printmaking did he feel at home. His abstracted imagery uses slick blacks with gradations of gray with highlights of brilliant red and a celestial shade of blue. He says of his work: "I want to create a moment in life."
Sea Fantasy Bright and truly fabulous: a boy on a raft amidst cheerful, magical creatures, under a sparking sky and brilliant waves; beautiful gradations of metallic color in an elegant, flowing design
Isn't it about time for Us to ride the Ox In the Buddhist parable, the ox herder's search for his lost animal is likened to an individual's search for enlightenment. This dynamic image is both powerful and whimsical
Storyville ll From the collection of a friend of the artist:
The seated woman is is shown in profile, her black, abundant hair in strong contrast to her white figure, forms a curvilinear shape together with the brown and orange chair supports. The colorful accents, patterns and harmonious outline remind of Matisse
Upsara and Pheonix A fine Print, rarely seen - on gold background; Upsara, floating on air, her hand raised towards the wonderful Phoenix whose wings surround and support her; harmonious color of gold, orange, white and blue
Lily in Bamboo Vase An outstanding sheet of this elegant image in fine detail, with deep matte navy blue background. Print has never been framed or displayed and is in outstanding condition with brilliant color and no toning, damage or flaws
Rain Paris (A) Two figures walk in the rain towards a church, their black and white figures in stark contrast to grey skies and walls of the City.Heavy silver ink enhances the church steps and curve of the narrow street in this early Print
Ueno Park (#4) A charming Print from the ;'Night Scene' series of prints by Hasegawa/Nishomiya, Mother and child stand at the edge of a lake, admiring the soft lights of the city beyond See artists Kobayashi and Arai for additional Prints from the series
The Dropped Bow A remarkable composition of violent action of tatood soldiers charging a desperate crowd; the action is depicted against a very fine background of heaving, interlacing dragon in beautiful gradation of color adding contrast and drama to the heat of battle
Death of Taira Kiyomori Highly dramatic image of a tightly tatoed Devil grasping the seated Taira Kiyomori from behind, whose white, nude body is in stark contrast to that of his adversary; the clearly outlined fingers appear like red hair on Taira's head and shoulders. In the background swirls of flame-like color.
Strong Bow of Minamoto Tametomo An amazing silk screen Print; very bold composition of Banners, superimposed on the fine dragon motif, with warriors setting their bows on horseback. A marvelously designed composition and Work.
The Final Day of Kiso Yosinaka The struggle takes place on top of the massive, gray horse in a dense upward reaching composition of warriors, one of which appears to cling to the horse's head, his dagger raised
Invasion of the Southern Capital [Nanto Shinku] The Genpei Prints depict the battles in 13th century Japan of the great civil wars between the Minamoto and Taira families, sometimes referred to as "the Whites and the Reds" The highly imaginative rendering of these incredibly fine, expressive and detailed images are unique. The edition of this image is sold out; it is one of the finest in the series, featuring marvelous speed, movement and intensity . We are fortunate to be able to offer it.
Hongan Leaves Kyoto The violent battle takes place over the bone of a giant pelvis; the variety of active bodies is breathtaking in its detail and expression of fierce energy, extending into space in all directions, reinforced by magnificent detail and color
Mark Of Fan A rare Print in sold out edition. This work is the artists most famous image in the Gempei Series. Munikata about to shoot an arrow at a fan placed on the mast of a Taira ship by a Taira noblewoman. Collection: British Museum, London; exhibited by the Museum.
Death of Kiso Yosinaka The battle takes place on a massive, wildly excited horse - a warrior hoisting himself up on its open jaw. Kiso defends himself with a large sword, his massive leg stretched dramatically upwards, but is assailed right and left leaving the outcome clear.
The dramatic action is depicted against a magnificient gold background delicately enriched with an intricate pattern of writhing dragon.
Fearless Tomoe Extraordinary composition of tight, finely balanced, spiraling bodies of horses and men,locked in intense battle. relieving he wound up center, weapons and legs shoot out in all directions.
The background is magnificently drawn detail on gold, creating a sumpteous whole.