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Yoshisuke Funasaka

b. 1939

Lemon No. 253

self-carved, self-printed; numbered, signed and dated in pencil on the bottom margin, 19/50, Y.Funasaka, 1970, with artist's edition stamp on verso with the title, date and dimensions in red ink: No. 253, 1970, 29 x 55 cm, Lemon, 1970

25 by 13 3/4 in., 63.5 by 34.9 cm

Frances Blakemore included Funasaka in her seminal round-up of contemporary Japanese print artists, Who's Who in Modern Japanese Prints (1975) with a quote from the artist on why he features lemons in his work: "I like the taste, I like the smell, I like the color--it represents freshness."

Tsuruoka Family Collection (Kakunen Tsuruoka, artist, 1892-1977)

price: $ 750


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