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#101 ISEKI/PY XXIX

Kunito Nagaoka

About The #101 ISEKI/PY XXIX

Nagaoka's work is sought after world wide by those who appreciate is pristine prints.

The following museums include Nagaoka's prints:

National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto/ Japan

Neue Galeries der Stadt in Linz

National Museum in Warsaw, Poland

Cincinnati Art Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio

Berlinische Galerie in Berlin, Germany

Dedordova Museum in Boston, Massachusetts

Israeli Museum of Art in Jerusalem

Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon

Achenbach Foundation in San Francisco, California

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Ibiza in Ibiza

Kunstmuseum Goteborg, in Goteborg, Sweden

 

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Nagaoka's work is sought after world wide by those who appreciate is pristine prints.

The following museums include Nagaoka's prints:

National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto/ Japan

Neue Galeries der Stadt in Linz

National Museum in Warsaw, Poland

Cincinnati Art Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio

Berlinische Galerie in Berlin, Germany

Dedordova Museum in Boston, Massachusetts

Israeli Museum of Art in Jerusalem

Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon

Achenbach Foundation in San Francisco, California

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Ibiza in Ibiza

Kunstmuseum Goteborg, in Goteborg, Sweden

 

About the Artist

(Born 1940) Moving to Berlin in 1966 signaled the artist's metamorphosis from graphic designer to fine art artist.  Nagaoka began with a class taught by Jurgen Spohn at the State Academy for Graphics, Print and Advertising in Berlin.  Later he studied etching with Louise Kohnke-Duwell followed by a class taught by Gerhard Bergmann at the Berlin University.

Following experimentation, Nagaoka determines that etching represents his appropriate medium.  For months he studied the prints of Seghers, Rembrandt and Goya at the Print Collection of the State Museums in Berlin-Bahlem. For whole semesters he only polishes plates and files bevels.

Initially he prints using just black and white.  His introduction of color is extremely limited.  His choice of paper is entirely intentional, as he hold a respectful affection for the substrate on which he prints.  

Nagaoka's subject matter positions architectural bunkers into landscapes, as though they are at war with one another, referencing natural erosion in the depiction of the differences in texture.

Nagaoka Etchings 1971-1981 was published in 1982 in an edition of 3000.

Medium Etching, Frottage, Aquatint
Edition 45/ 150
Catalogue raisonne #101 on page 78 of Nagaoka Etchings 1971-1981
Plate size 4 1/2" height X 5 3/4" width
Frame Two PH balanced mat boards, regular glass, greenish metal sectional molding
Frame size 15" height X 16" width
Signed "K. Nagaoka '80" in graphite at lower right margin
Date of creation 1980
Condition Excellent, archivally framed and matted.
Provenance CC