Petrie-Rogers Gallery - Japanese Woodblock Prints

Japanese Woodblock Print - Clifton Karhu - Every Day

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1990: Item # 1075505
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Oversized, humorous Japanese limited edition woodblock print by Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) depicting the smiling, cross-eyed artist standing under a torn umbrella in the rain holding a broken shoe. This print illustrates the Zen saying “Hibi kore kojitsu” (Every day is a good day). The print is pencil-signed, titled “Every Day,” dated ’88, and numbered 57/100 in the lower margin. Paper size: 25 1/8”V x 9 1/8”H (image about 23 1/2” x 7 7/8”). Excellent color and very good overall condition. The print is mounted to a thin sheet of archival Japanese paper. Clifton Karhu spent 50 years living and working in Kyoto and exhibited in Japan from 1966 until his death. His prints can be found in the collections of the Minneapolis Museum of Art, Fogg Museum, and the Boston Museum of Fine Art. This print is from a Scottsdale, Arizona collection.