May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014

Air and Water 18

Air and Water 18


Shoichi Ida

(Japanese, 1941-2006)

Polyptych (five plates); color spitbite, aquatint, and drypoint with chine collé

Support: White wove paper

Sheet: 42.8 x 54 cm (16 7/8 x 21 1/4 in.); Image: 19.8 x 31.9 cm (7 13/16 x 12 9/16 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Ward Collection Fund 1995.82

Impression: edition proof 13



Ida is a leading contemporary Japanese artist who lives and works in Kyoto. He has also spent extended periods working in London, Paris, and the United States, including several sessions at the San Francisco Printmaking workshop, Crown Point Press. Ida often works in series, exploring the basic forces and elements that exist in the natural world such as gravity, air, and water.

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