Kiyoshi Saito: Four Life-Sized Cats (Sold)
Artist: Saitō Kiyoshi (1907-1997)
Four life-sized cats arrange themselves with feline liquidity and grace, filling the sheet. Saito remembered “During my time in Kamakura, some people I knew had lots of cats. On one occasion that I visited, they were all standing in in line together. In that instant I came up with the “Cats” composition (Saito Kiyoshi: Graphic Awakening”, Cat 109, page 171.) Signed, titled and numbered by the artist 67/80. With areas of sparkling mica. Scarce.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. No toning or mat burn.
Dimensions: approx. 54.3 x 66 cm
Publisher: Self-published and self-printed
Literature: Saitô Kiyoshi: Graphic Awakening By Rhiannon Paget. The Joan and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, FSU, 2021. See cat. 323, page 124 in the Saito catalog published in 1999 by the Kiyoshi Saito Museum of Art, Yanaizu.
Signature: Kiyoshi Saito