Providing fine art to collectors, museums, corporations, and the trade since 1977.
Specializing in rare 18th - 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints
Notes: Numbered, titled, signed and dated in pencil by the artist.
ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING DESIGNS BY THE ARTIST.
PROVENANCE: This design has been unavailable for several years; having sold out in 2001. This single example has just be released by Toko Shinoda from her personal collection.
Toko Shinoda was born in Manchuria in 1913, moving to Tokyo in 1914. Schooled in traditional calligraphy, she had her first exhibition in Tokyo in 1940. Her abstract work began in 1947, and by the 1950's, her works had been exhibited at the MOMA and other museums and galleries in New York, Boston, Paris, Washington and Brussels. She began producing lithographs in 1960 and worldwide exhibits continued. Time Magazine published an article about Shinoda on August 1, 1983, calling her "A conservative renegade; a liberal traditionalist".
Toko Shinoda works reside in numerous permanent collections, including the Rockefeller, Guggenheim and MOMA. Castle Fine Arts has mounted one-woman shows for Shinoda in 1994, 1995, 1996 and an 84th Birthday Exhibition in 1997.