Kevin Clark -- "Bat and Moon" #3/40 (black/brown version)

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Artist Kevin L. Clark
Title "Bat and Moon"
(black/brown version)
Date March 2005
Limited Edition #3/40
pencil-signed by artist.
Provenance Clark's "Lizard Prints" Studio. Artist's numbered "Certificate of Authenticity" included.
Series na
Publisher Self-carved/self-printed.
Seal, Carver/Printer Kevin Clark
Image Size Large 10 3/4 x 16 1/4,
plus wide margins;
(14 1/2 x 20 overall)
Impression Very Fine. Strong pigments (black into browns); highly visible woodgrain; crisply printed on tannish hand-made Japanese paper. (Faint ink-smudging bottom edge.)
Condition Pristine.
Reference/Illus Although not a "Made in Japan" woodblock, see our recent article titled "Talented Oregon Printmaker -- Kevin Clark" to learn about this talented artist/printmaker.
Comments Striking--this print depicts a bat flying in shilouette beneath a full moon set into a background of concentrically carved circles--typical of many of Clark's prints which emphasize highly visible natural "woodgrain."
Once full edition of 40 prints completed, Clark "strikes his initials" into the block's face to ensure NO future printings. Reminiscent of the earlier "shin-hanga" works by artists such as Koson and Sozan, commissioned and sold EXCLUSIVELY by Ukiyoe-Gallery.)
Item # KC-17
Price $175