Masuo IKEDA

Born 1934 in Manchuria, Ikeda returned to the hometown of his mother, Nagano, in 1945. After completing high school in 1952, Ikeda moved to Tokyo and began to work as a print artist. He won consecutively in 1960, 1962, and 1964 at the Tokyo International Print Biennial, and was awarded at the 33rd Venice Biennale in 1966 in the print section. Ikeda, on his way to international fame, did not stagnate on his successes; instead he went on to reinvent his art on multiple occasions.

While Ikeda continued to work as a print artist in Tokyo and New York, he also ventured into novel writing, which eventually garnered him the prestigious Akutagawa Prize in 1977. Returning to Japan for good, Ikeda settled in Atami (Shizuoka Prefecture) where he experimented with ceramics and three-dimensional objects. He died in 1997.

 


"Woman, Animals"

1960
Drypoint, Aquatint
Image size: 23.5×17.7cm
Signed

"Ladies Going to the Door in a Hurry"

1963
Drypoint, Roulette
Image size: 36.0×33.5cm
A.P.
Signed

"Taeko's Breakfast"

1963
Drypoint, Roulette, Etching
Image size: 36.0×37.0cm
Sheet size: 54.6×37.0cm
E.A.(Ed.20)
Signed

 


"Sacred Hands, I"

1965
Drypoint, Roulette
Image size: 36.0×33.4cm
Sheet size: 57.0×38.5cm
Ed. 20
Signed

"Woman From New York"

1966
Lithograph
Image size: 68.8×53.8cm
Sheet size: 84.5×69.8cm
Ed.20
Signed

"Self portrait from Budapest"

1968
Lithograph
Image size: 56.3×44.8cm
Signed

 


"Sphinx with Little Longer Finger"

1970
Etching, Roulette, Mezzotint, Drypoint, Aquatint
Image size: 29.0×25.5cm
E.A.
Signed

"Parabola"

1973
Mezzotint
Image size: 22.1×19.6cm
XV
Signed

"Spotlight"

1981
Drypoint, Aquatint, Soft-ground etching
Image size: 35.5×29.0cm
Ed.80
Signed

 


"Paper Venus"

1985
Etching, Drypoint, Aquatint
Image size: 35.6×28.9cm
E.A. II/V
Signed

"Runa Park"

1988
Lithograph
Image size: 65.0×40.3cm
Sheet size: 89.5×62.5cm
Ed.50
Signed

"White Rock"

1957
Etching, Aquatint
Image size: 11.7×18.0cm
Sheet size: 24.5×32.2cm
Signed

 


From "Problems of Today": Above These Skies

1969
Etching, roulette
Image size: 16.1x14.2cm
Sheet size: 20.0x20.0cm
Ed. 70
Signed with pencil

"Still Life with Flowers"

1981
Lithograph
Image size: 66.5x50.5cm
Ed. 50
Signed

 


Original Print Collection "Problems of Today"

Limited Edition of 70
1969
21.5x21.5x21.5cm

Production: Masaomi Unagami
Design: Shigeo Fukuda
Publisher: Gallery Ichibankan
Works by Masao Ikeda, Tadanori Yokoo, Hideo Yoshihara, Kazumasa Nagai, Tetsuya Noda, Shigeo Fukuda and Ay-O
All works signed

 


"Four Hands"

1965
Color copperplate print
36.5x34.0cm
E.A.
Signed
Raisonné No. 379
SOLD

"Ladies Bowling"

1964
Color copperplate print
36.3x33.8cm
Ed. 20
Signed
Raisonné No. 452
SOLD

"(Time of Angels) Wings Like a Sewing Machine"

1964
Color copperplate print
11.8x11.0cm
Ed. 30
Signed
Raisonné No. 457
SOLD

 


"Woman Drinking a Rainbow"

1965
Color copperplate print
34.0x36.5cm
Ed. 30
Signed
Raisonné No. 456
SOLD

"Couch in the Sky"

1969
Color copperplate print
36.5x36.6cm
Ed. 50
Signed
Raisonné No. 482
SOLD

 

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