AKIRA KITO (1929-1994 JAPANESE)
With a false naivety, the Japanese artist Akira Kito explored the mythical Japanese sources before getting an observer of city life. Akira Kito (1925-1994) was relatively forgotten in France, largely as a result of sudden decision to return to his native country in 1970. Yet this talented artist has long lived in France and was one of the most interesting among Japanese artists who settled in the French capital after the Second World War;Get rid of the family heritage and discover other artistic cultures. According to family legend, the Kito should their name, which literally means "head devil" to one of their ancestors having rid his country of a fearsome bandit and received testimony of the gratitude of the Emperor, who would and baptized.+
Mr Kito is a much listed artist and has auction records from Christie's etc
AKIRA KITO LITHOGRAPH "ENFANT" MOURLOT CUSTOM FRAMED 1964
Medium: original lithograph. Printed in Paris in 1964 by Mourlot Frères and issued in a limited edition of 2000 on Arches wove paper. Sheet size: 10 x 7 1/2 inches (255 x 185 mm). Signed in the plate (not by hand). This original Akira Kito lithograph is from the scarce and lavishly-produced limited edition catalogue, "Prints from the Mourlot Press". Published in 1964 by Mourlot on the occasion of their landmark traveling exhibition, which was sponsored by the French Embassy and The Smithsonian.
Image- 6.5x 5.0 in. (sight)
Framed-15.25 x 13.5
There is a slight separation left and top right where the fillet and the print meet (see pics) Very good condition .
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