Basketball

Basketball

Sekino, Jun'ichiro, 1914-1988

Basketball
  • Date : c. 1948
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : 180837
  • Condition : Toning and light staining to paper on front and back; expertly restored tears at edge of paper; backed
  • Dimension : 42 x 31 inches
  • Illustrated : Paper Walls, pl. 46
  • Comments : Exceedingly rare self-printed impression; unsigned trial proof; un-cut sheet with original kento marks
  • Provenance : Sekino Family Collection
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  • SOLD


About The Artist

Sekino, Jun'ichiro, 1914-1988

Born in Aomori. From boyhood knew Munakata Shiko as a charismatic painter a few years his senior. Sekino made woodblock prints with friends while still in middle school. Studied etching in Aomori with Kon Junzo. Contributed to Chokokuto in 1932, Shin hanga in 1935. Exhibited with Nihon Hanga Kyokai from 1932. Moved to Tokyo in 1939 after winning a 1936 Teiten prize for an etching. Studied etching at Etching Institute of Nishida Takeo and oil painting and drawing at a private painting scho.....

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