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  • Shinoda Tōkō
    born 1913
    born: Dalian, Japanese Empire (present-day Liaoning province, China) ; active: Japan
  • Kasanari, 1999
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 270 x 220 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 5/8 x 8 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 380 x 285 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 15/16 x 11 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of Ted and Sumie Childers
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0086

We see an image of two distinct groupings of markings separated by negative space (white paper). The top grouping of marks are long and horizontal, looking much life brush strokes, all are black except for one red. The red stroke is closest to top left of image. The bottom grouping of marks is right below the top, and is many different shades of black, grey, and white overlaid on top of each other in a rectangle fashion. The edition number, "13/50, 99" is on the bottom left corner. The artist signature and title is on the bottom right, "Kasanari, Shinoda Toko".