Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 138

Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500


Café No. 2.
Lithograph. 317x250 mm; 12 1/2x9 7/8 inches, wide margins. Edition of 100. Signed, dated and inscribed "Ed. 100" in pencil, lower margin. Printed by George Miller, New York. Published by Hamilton Easter Art Field Foundation. 1935.

A very good impression of this scarce lithograph. Davis 67.

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