Hoshi Jōichi: High Treetop (Blue)
Artist: Hoshi Jōichi
Title: High Treetop (Blue)
Small version of his large print from the same year. 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.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Light toning on margins.
Dimensions: 22.4 x 16 cm paper size
Publisher: Self-published and self-printed.
Literature: See “Joichi Hoshi: Catalog of All Tree Woodblock Prints”, number 357.
Seal: Artist’s seal
Signature: Joichi Hoshi