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Iwami FURUSAWA "Erotico" 1969 Art Book SIGNED Ltd Ed

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Iwami FURUSAWA, artist. "Erotico." Japan: Gendaishinsha, 1969, First Edition, HB with gold gilt lettering, firm plastic designed dj, thick paper over boards slipcase, 40 x 28 cm, 100 pp, full-color reproductions of Furusawa's paintings, limited edition of 2000 hand-numbered copies.

A very rare limited edition of Furusawa's nude paintings. From the same year and publisher's series - "Bibliotheque Romanesque" - as Yasuhiro Yoshioka's "Salome" photobook. And the same high quality - thick pages with luscious high-quality printing. 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, brush SIGNED on the colophon, numbered #355/2000.

Shipping costs: International EMS (express mail service) delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $59.00 (USA), $66.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 2750g.