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The Arts of Asia, India, & the Middle East

Tue, Jul 18, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 38

Clifton Karhu "Fishing Boats" Woodblock 1966

Estimate: $800 - $1,600

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Clifton Karhu (American/Japanese, 1927-2007). One woodblock on paper print titled "Fishing Boats - Japan" depicting a peaceful scene of a boat dock in Japan in the artist's unique visual language, 1966. Pencil signed and dated along the lower right; titled along the lower center; edition 6/50 along the lower left.

Provenance: The collection of Urban Couch, Minnesota; by descent from above to Dennis Morton, West Virginia.

Height: 14 1/2 in x width: 27 1/4 in.


No visible tears, losses, or signs of restoration under UV light. The sheet is toned as shown in the listing image. Light creases throughout, particularly along the margins. The right margin is not clear cut, most likely original to the artistic practice. The color is bold and bright. Along the extreme edges, there are original paint residues. Along the yellow paint, there is a patterned area that the underlying paper is seen through; however, it appears to be original. To four corners, there are pinholes, original to the artistic practice. Along the verso, the paper is heavily toned and the paints are transmitted as shown in the listing image; the margins are slightly darker than the center area, which is possibly from an acidic burn.

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