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Impromptu No. 4

Abstract yellow print featuring a prominent curving white line, a thin, winding black line evoking a border on a map, and a light-yellow "X."

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  • Abstract yellow print featuring a prominent curving white line, a thin, winding black line evoking a border on a map, and a light-yellow "X."

Date:

1951

Artist:

Onchi Kōshirō
Japanese, 1891-1955

About this artwork

This print is part of a series called Impromptu, in which Onchi Kōshirō explored how chance affected his compositions. Most of the works in this group feature an impression of a string that was dipped in pigment and then allowed to fall naturally. Here, the string was the last element to be printed and was not part of his original design.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Onchi Kōshirō

Title

Impromptu No. 4

Origin

Japan

Date

1951

Medium

Wood and object print

Dimensions

60.0 × 45.3 cm

Credit Line

Gift of Oliver H. Statler

Reference Number

1961.977

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

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