Re: Shinsui Ito Prints?

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Posted by hess on September 03, 1999 at 21:01:42:

In Reply to: Shinsui Ito Prints? posted by David Emanuel on September 02, 1999 at 21:12:41:

: I have 2 prints which appear to be by Shinsui Ito, but I'm not sure. One is of a lady kneeling (wearing a light purple/blue kimono) and cutting the stem of flowers, readying them to go into a grey vase. The other is of a lady in an orange kimono playing a flute. Both are very beautiful. I was wanting to know something about them and if they were worth anything.

Yes, they should be worth good money if they are;
1) first printings and 2) in mint condition. If there are condition problems (and if these were ever framed, then you most certainly will have some type of condition problems - hopefully minimal), the price will drop according to condition. But everything depends ultimately on whether or not yours are first printings because your images were reproduced (reprinted). And although lovely to look at, these reproductions have no value to a Japanese print collector. You need to get photos together and send to someone for furthur research in order to begin the authentication and valuation process. If you need my help, just email me.

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