Jun 18, 2020 - Sale 2538

Sale 2538 - Lot 131

Price Realized: $ 7,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
VARIOUS ARTISTS THE 100 BEST JAPANESE POSTERS / 1945 - 1989. Portfolio of 100 posters. 1990.
Sizes vary. Toppan Printing Co., Tokyo.
Condition varies, generally A / A-. Paper. In original portfolio box and tube.
Printed to honor the 90th anniversary of the Toppan Printing Company, the posters in this collection were selected by a panel of five accomplished Japanese graphic designers: Shigeo Fukuda, Ikko Tanaka, Makoto Nakamura, Kazumasa Nagai and Yusaku Kamekura. In the preface, Kamekura explains "This compendium of the 'best 100' Japanese posters of the post-war era has been compiled to record those works which set the artistic milestones of this 45-year period. In one volume it affords the reader a comprehensive overview of the historical highlights of post-war Japanese poster art." It also serves as a showcase for the exceptional and varied printing capabilities of the Toppan Printing Company. With- the accompanying book. From an intended edition of 200, it is uncertain how many were actually distributed.