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Leonard Foujita signed Collotype 1/100  

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Youki, The Artist's Wife

Foujita, Leonard





Collotype, signed in pencil, printed on laid paper; framed and matted with plexiglass. Print is affixed to mat by thin paper tape. Image area 33x27 cm (13x11"), with frame: 49x42 cm (19½x17"). No. 20 of 100 copies. 

Signed and numbered in pencil by Foujita beneath the image. Collotype of a drawing of the artist's wife, Youk, in original period frame. Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita was a Japanese–French painter and printmaker born in Tokyo, Japan, who applied Japanese ink techniques to Western style paintings. He has been called "the most important Japanese artist working in the West during the 20th century."

During his time in Montparnasse Foujita became friends with Juan Gris, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, and took dance lessons from the legendary Isadora Duncan.

Lot Amendments

Frame with some paint loss and scuffing; some very light foxing spots on the image, minuscule spots on the mat below the image; not examined outside of frame.

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