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Kotobuki

A work made of mezzotint.
© Hamanishi Katsunori

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  • A work made of mezzotint.

Date:

1997

Artist:

Hamanishi Katsunori
Japanese, born 1949

About this artwork

Throughout his long and distinguished career Hamanishi Katsunori has focused on making mezzotint prints, which are characteristically dark and atmospheric. Artists create this effect by starting with a roughened plate surface that prints as a solid black background. They then use a series of burnishers and scrapers to shape the image in negative. Much of Hamanishi’s subject matter is drawn from everyday objects, including this new year’s decoration marked with the character kotobuki (long life).

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Hamanishi Katsunori

Title

Kotobuki

Origin

Japan

Date

1997

Medium

Mezzotint

Dimensions

40 × 36 cm (15 3/4 × 14 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Ninion and Sheldon Landy

Reference Number

2013.101

Copyright

© Hamanishi Katsunori

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