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Iwami FURUSAWA "Onna" 1985 Art Book Watercolor Nudes

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Iwami FURUSAWA, artist. "Onna" - "Woman." Japan: Nobel Shobo, 1985, First Edition, textured boards with embossed shiny blue lettering, (no dj as issued), slipcase, 36 x 26 cm, 160 pp, 100 watercolor reproductions: 48 single-page full color images with 2 fold-outs, 40 blue and black monochrome, 12 line drawings.

A rare special edition of Furusawa's nude watercolors. 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. Original price for this book was about 250$.

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, with slipcase.

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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