The Kiss by Hisashi Otsuka Mixed Media Print, Printers Proof
This limited edition mixed media print is long sold out and only available on the secondary market. This piece was originally offered in an edition of only 300. This print is only one of the 15 printers proofs that was ever produced.
The official printers terminology for this piece is limited edition continuous-tone lithographic mixed media print.
The Kiss is a truly elegant work of art representing a powerful balance of ancient Eastern techniques and modern Western ideas. It was the first work Otsuka did in his brilliant Neo Deco style series.
This is signed by the artist in the lower left hand corner and is also distinguished by the marks “P.P.” which indicates printers proof and also was personalized “To. Michael” who is the master printer.
This edition was printed on Opalesque Silk tm 100% rag archival print paper by Black Box Collo Type Studios, Inc. which is one of the premier fine art printing houses in the world.
This print is argueably even more desirable than the normal numbered edition because there are so few printers proofs ever made available to the public. These are the first to be produced and checked by the master printer before the normal edition is run.
This beautiful piece of art is magnificently framed with a black laquer frame, double matting and single fillet. The framing alone is valued at $700. The entire framed piece measures 32 inches high by 41.50 inches wide.
Be sure to notice the incredible detail and beauty of this print. This piece is conservatively valued at $6000 without the value of the framing. The printer has decided to liquidate his collection of prints and proofs. Be sure to contact me with any special requests.
This is a rare opportunity to own a beautiful piece of art from an artist whose works are clearly increasing in value. In addition, this piece represents a chance to own a special part of the edition which is normally not available to the general public. Bid with confidence since I guarantee the authenticity of this piece.
Winning bidder to add $250 for secure crating and insured shipping.
Sold For: $2,800
Terms & Conditions
This item is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied unless there is a warranty in effect from the factory. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected this item, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer’s request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the item.
Buyer is responsible for cost of shipping but seller may be able to assist in arranging shipping. I can be reached at (630) 567-0066 to discuss the item.