Mine and Yours 1 by Masuo Ikeda

Mine and Yours 1 by Masuo Ikeda

Mine and Yours 1

Masuo Ikeda

Title

Mine and Yours 1

 
Artist

Masuo Ikeda

  1934 - 1997 (biography)
Year
1963  
Technique
drypoint and roulette with colors, printed chine-collé 
Image Size
14 1/4 x 13 1/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
8 of 20  
Annotations
pencil editioned and dated 
Reference
Bijutsushuppansha; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, P00542 
Paper
thin, ivory Japanese paper collaged to a support sheet of antique-white wove Rives. 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20289 
Price
$5,000.00 
Description

A rare, early drypoint by the Chinese born Japanese artist/author Masuo Ikeda, done in 1963. Starting as a painter Ikeda had made prints in Japan using color woodcut and screenprinting.

"Mine and Yours 1" is done using drypoint, roulette and adds collage and touches of color. The images are whimsical sketches that pay homage to Miro, another printmaker who worked at Atelier 17.

Ikeda, like many of his Japanese contemporaries traveled to Europe in the 1950s and 60s where he studied in Paris with S.W. Hayter at Atelier 17, where he learned the drypoint process and began working more abstractly, with a Surrealist edge. He then studied with Swedish printmaker Birgit Skiold where he learned photo-etching. He worked primarily in drypoint between 1956 and '66, moving to lithography and mezzotint with a series of erotic lithographs and mezzotint between 1966 and 1976.

He was the consumate experimenter, known in Japan, rather disparagingly, as a 'maruchi taranto' ("multiple talent"), working as a printmaker, illustrator, ceramicist, sculptor, novelist and film director. There is a museum dedicated to his work in Nagano, Japan.