Pencil signed limited edition screenprint of a reclining woman by noted listed artist Tadashi Asoma, edition of 190 (this is number 32). Wide gold metal frame with linen mat. As framed, 45" x 41.25". Sight measures 33 1/2" x 28 1/2".
I've done a fair amount of research on this piece, but haven't been able to find another of the limited edition screenprints, so I'm not sure what it's valued at. From what I can tell from what I've found, it's worth in the thousands - I'm just not sure how many thousand. Anybody know? This is up for sale also, so if you're interested, please let me know.
The art itself appears to be in great condition. You may want to reframe it.
Tadashi Asoma Bio
Tadashi Asoma was born in Japan in 1923 and received his education at Saitama Teachers College, Urawa, the Bijitsu Gakko, Tokyo; Grand Chaurniere, Paris and the Art Students League, NY in 1956. He first exhibited in the United States in 1961 at the Japan Society in New York and San Francisco, and was so intrigued with contemporary American art that he decided to settle in the United States. Thereafter the fusion of tricultural influences became apparent in his work, however, strong recollections of his Japanese heritage remain in his images.
With an insatiable curiosity for color, Asoma's current work, reveals a remarkably adept portrayal of the changes of the seasons. His sudden bursts of pure, brilliant color printed with splendid differences of touch and tone, exemplify well his natural originality. His radiantly conceived landscape images, with their lightly feathered textures, translate admirably to the glory and jubilant majesty of nature.
Asoma has participated in one man and group exhibitions around the world, including New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Switzerland and Germany. His work is included in many public and corporate collections, among them:
Andrew Dickson White Museum
San Diego Museum of Art
The Foundry School Museum
Tokyo Central Museum, Tokyo
American Express Atlantic Richfield
Ginza Matsuya, Tokyo
Port Washington Public Library
Transient natural experience is the true subject of Tadashi Asoma: changing seasons, shimmering reflections in a pond as the afternoon fades, a sudden shower or cascade of falling leaves. Luminous yet subtle landscape paintings and graphics reveal the fusion of three cultural influences, reflecting places Asoma has lived and worked.
Born in Japan, Asoma was awarded a Japanese Government scholarship to study in Paris in 1956, four years after his first exhibition in Tokyo. The Impressionists' romance with color and Post-Impressionists use of pattern, design and graphic abstraction profoundly influenced the artist, whose palette is distinctly Impressionistic. Three years later during a visit to the U.S., Asoma became intrigued with both the abstract and graphic quality of American contemporary art and decided to settle in the U.S. permanently with his family.
Although the French and American influences are evident in his work, Asoma's style is rooted in his Japanese heritage with the asymmetry, partial abstraction and cropped perspective of a larger landscape recalling the Ukiyo-e woodblock printmakers. Drawing on his considerable aesthetic sensibilities, Asoma masterfully renders the ephemerality of nature, accenting the earth's fragile balance.
Well known to collectors of contemporary art, Asoma has had 23 one-person exhibits at the David Findlay Galleries in New York (the first in 1965), extensive exhibits in the U.S., Europe and Japan and is included in prominent corporate collections including American Express, Atlantic Richfield, IBM, The Marriott Corporation and Toshiba America.