Mike Lyon -- "Bijin" -- Artist Proof ("metallic gold")

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Artist Mike Lyon
Title "Bijin"
(On deluxe "metallic gold" background.)
Provenance "Lyon Art, Ltd." Studio
Kansas City, MO.
Date January 2003 -- Artist Proof
(Limited Edition of 31 prints and 20 proofs.)
Pencil-signed by artist.
Series na
Publisher Self-carved/self-printed.
Seal, Carver/Printer Mike Lyon
Image Size 4 3/4 x 14 1/4,
plus wide margins.
Impression Very Fine.
Deeply and boldly pigmented; light "gauffrage" to robe, chest, and hair; printed on Japanese hosho paper hand-made by Yamaguchi Kazuo.
Condition Pristine.
(Few scattered marks--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Although not a "Made in Japan" woodblock, see our recent article, "Mike Lyon -- Innovative Printmaker," to learn more about this very talented artist/printmaker.
Comments This sensuous tall-format print is produced from 4 basswood blocks using 28 successive "reduction" cavings and printings--thusly guaranteeing a true Limited Edition totalling ONLY 51 prints. Printed as several variant "pigment/mica" states (compare five states).
Item # BG-875
Price $295 (Sold/PTD)
(Few copies remain.)