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Iwami FURUSAWA "101 Dessins de Femme" 1973 Art Book Ltd Ed 800

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Iwami FURUSAWA, artist. "101 Dessins de Femme." Japan: Gallery Preussen, 1973, First Edition, textured wraps with embossed shiny gold lettering, (no dj as issued), 36 x 26 cm, 160 pp, 101 single-page full-color reproductions of Furusawa's paintings, limited edition of 800 hand-numbered copies.

A very rare limited edition of Furusawa's nude paintings. Furusawa is famous in Japan both for his surrealist Art and for his romanticized paintings of nudes. Many of his rarest works are limited edition print and lithograph sets which lean to the exotic and erotic.

Bio: FURUSAWA Iwami (1912-2000), born in Saga, started his career as a painter in Tokyo in 1927 and became one of the pioneers of Surrealism in Japan; in 1947 he organized the Japanese Association of Avant-garde Artists. The Museum of Furusawa Iwami was established in Yamanashi in 1975. A book illustrator since early in his career (see Shinohara and Akishima, 1998), he undertook illustrating The Thousand and One Nights in 1966.

Condition: Very Good, binding is worked-in, slight wear around the edges, very occasional small age spots, hand-numbered #134/800.

Shipping costs: International EMS (express mail service) delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $47.00 (USA), $54.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 2250g.

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