Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 84

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500


Artificial Flower.
Lithograph on Chine appliqué. 413x252 mm; 16 1/4x10 7/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 30. Signed, dated and inscribed "30 P" in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Emil Ganso, New York. 1934.

A very good impression of this scarce lithograph. Davis 63.

Kuniyoshi, born in Okayama, Japan came to the United States in 1906, settling in New York after briefly exploring the West Coast. During the mid-1930s, he worked in the graphics division of the Federal Arts Project while exhibiting his work internationally. Though his work was characterized as poetic and surreal, his fantastic scenes turned somber during World War II while he worked with the Office of War Information.