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Masao Ido - SOLD

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Artist: Masao Ido
Title: Sagano Chikurin (Bamboo Forest at Arashiyama, Kyoto)
Date: 2005, original numbered limited edition 13/200, first edition, pencil signed, titles and numbered by the artist
Size: approx. 17.5" x 12.5" overall
Condition: Fine, no flaws, uncirculated print, never framed 
Impression: Fine, solid key lines, nice surface texture, tight registration
Color: Fine, deep saturated color and bleed through to verso
Notes: Sagano's Bamboo Grove rests in a basin surrounded by mountains in the greater area of Arashiyama northwest of Kyoto center.

About Masao Ido
With the passing of Clifton Karhu, Masao Ido is perhaps now the best known living woodblock artist residing in Kyoto. <p>Ido was born in North-East China in 1945 and his family moved to Japan in 1946 finally settling in Kyoto in 1959 where he still lives and works today. Ido studied in Kyoto with Yoshida Koho (fabric dyeing) and Otsubo Shigechika (woodblock prints), and today belongs to the top group of established contemporary Japanese artists. His works are in the collections of the New York Modern Art Museum, the Boston Art Museum, the Kyoto National Museum,  the Tokyo National Museum, the Florence Municipal Museum and in many private collections. Masao Ido currently hosts a Japanese television show on making woodblock prints on the NKK network and is frequently interviewed by Japanese news sources as an expert on the subject.