Flower Zone by Norio Azuma

Flower Zone by Norio Azuma

Flower Zone

Norio Azuma

Title

Flower Zone

 
Artist

Norio Azuma

  1928 - 2004 (biography)
Year
c. 1965  
Technique
Serigraph on stretched canvas 
Image Size
23 x 19" canvas size; 18 x 14" image size 
Signature
ink, lower right 
Edition Size
8 of 60  
Annotations
editioned and titled in ink in lower left. 
Reference
 
Paper
canvas 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
19936 
Price
$650.00 
Description

Azuma created screen prints on canvas that, at first glance, appear to be paintings. They were varnished and framed without glass. The ink is so thick that it creates the illusion of collage.

Another Azuma we had purchased with this image, "Poetic Image", had been published by The Associated American Artists in New York. Their label, on the reverse, stated:

"Serigraphy on canvas is a relatively new development in the evolution of printmaking. Azuma worked for two years perfecting this technique and has used up to 18 screens in printing his serigraphs. New York Times art critic, John Canaday, has described one of Azuma's serigraphs as 'so beautiful a manipulation of shape, color and texture that it eliminates my lingering objections to serigraphy as a technique.'"