Okada Yoshio: In the Bedroom - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Okada Yoshio

Title: In the Bedroom

Date: 1974

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Monday, 26 May 2008 YOSHIO OKADA In the Bedroom -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Edition: 1974, signed and sealed by the artist, dated and numbered 61/100 in pencil by the artist in the lower margin Size: large oban, approx. 12.5" x 17.75" overall Condition: Fine, no flaws, never framed, uncirculated print Impression: VG, excellent coverage and surface texture Color: Fine, deep saturated color and bleed through to verso -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A rare and sensual design by Yoshio Okada showing a woman laying languorously in her boudoir, her hair tousled and eyes closed. In her hand she holds a bamboo fan, and her kimono is pulled back revealing her neck and shoulders. Okada produced a number of prints in the mid-1970s and early 1980s and then seems to have abruptly left the Japanese print world. He is best known for his Genji Monogatari designs that were commissioned by a Japanese newspaper to accompany a serialized version of the story written by the well-known writer Tanabe Seiko. It ran on Sundays for a year, and when it was done, the illustrations and story were published in book form. Today at the age of 73 Okada lives quietly in Tokyo.

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