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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 118

    Hamaguchi Yozo (1909-2000)

    Twenty-two cherries, e.e. cummings Suite, "sun, moon, stars, rain"

    Price Realised  

    Hamaguchi Yozo (1909-2000)
    Twenty-two cherries, e.e. cummings Suite, "sun, moon, stars, rain"
    Mezzotint in colors, on BFK Rives, a color variant, signed in pencil in Roman script hamaguchi, n.d. [1988-91], numbered 15/35 VIII, published by Vorpal Gallery, New York and San Francisco--fine impression, color and condition
    76 x 46.5cm.


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    At the suggestion of his friend, the poet e.e. cummings, Hamaguchi Yozo began making mezzotints in Paris in the late 1930s. Fifty years later he honored cummings with a series of twenty color variants of Twenty-two cherries in which each variant corresponds to one of the first twenty lines of cumming's poem, "anyone lived in a pretty how town."

    This is a variant of Teien, pl. 126.