Fragment. 2001. Etching, aquatint and mezzotint. 11 1/2 x 10 3/4 (sheet 20 1/2 x 15). Edition 30, #7. A fine impression printed on the full sheet with deckle edges. Presention print to celebrate the one year reunion of the 25th Anniversary of the Fumin Fukyu. Original presentation folder. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. $400.
Noriko Yanagisawa was born in Hamamatsu, a city in the Shizuoka Province of Japan, in 1940. At the National University of Arts and Music in Tokyo, she studied oil painting for her first degree, and went on to specialize in Etching, aquatint and mezzotint techniques for her second degree. On completion of her studies, she was awarded the Japan Print Association Prize, and became the youngest member of this group, which is regarded as a great honour in Japan. In 1971 Yanagisawa went to New York, where she remained until 1975, creating works by the printing technique. This opened the way to the beginning of her international career.
‘Fragment' is like the Japanese haiku of seventeen syllables contained in about five or nine words, and without any conjunctions. These verses are fragments of an actuality which we comprehend both directly and intuitively, combining them into a clear picture of a universal reality.
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