Hoshi Jōichi: High Treetop (A)
Artist: Hoshi Jōichi
Title: High Treetop (A)
Towering tree with an extremely personal perspective, cloaked in blue with a gold background. Hoshi devised a unique method for printing that involved gold and silver leaf, oil paints, and applying a torch to his woodblocks. The branches and the trunk have been printed with a three-dimensional effect. Hoshi’s prints apparently sold out as soon as he completed them. He gives trees their spiritual due. Numbered 86 from a limited edition of 99.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: (paper size) (approx 76 x 49 cm)
Publisher: Self-published and self-printed.
Literature: See “Joichi Hoshi: Catalog of All Tree Woodblock Prints”, figure 340.
Seal: Artist’s seal
Signature: Joichi Hoshi