Re: Kiyhoshi Saito


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Posted by Philippe Callier on June 01, 2002 at 01:58:21:

In Reply to: Kiyhoshi Saito posted by Pat Scriveri on May 31, 2002 at 19:32:57:

Pat,
To my knowledge, the most complete list of Kyoshi Saito's works is the catalog produced on the occasion of his 90th birthday. It was published in Japan in 1999. It lists and illustrates 487 works, and contains indeed an illustration of Flower and Girl (1), which is listed as created in 1971 (item 267 of the catalog). The book is written in Japanese, but the titles of the pictures are translated in English, and there is an essay in English by Norman H. Tolman.

Not being a dealer, I cannot give you any reliable information on prices. There are however auctions catalogues (with price estimates) containing numerous pieces by Kyoshi Saito (for example, The Roy G. Cole Collection of Fine Sosaku Hanga, Sotheby's, New York, June 19, 1990; The Helen and Felix Juda Collection of Japanese Modern and Contemporary Prints, Christie's, New York, April 22, 1998). If Kyoshi Saito's works go for thousands of dollars at auctions, he was such a prolific artist that some of his materpieces are not scarce and are quite affordable. In that sense, he is one of the most generous artists I know, and he used the print medium to its full potential -- producing multiple originals that can truly be enjoyed for themselves rather than for their value as an investment.


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