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Notes (1st edition)Title: Dating Couple Artist: Tamami Shima 1937-1999 Description: "Avec". Two birds in love on the abstract red background. Signature: "Tamami Shima" in pencil on the lower margin (difficult to see). Dated: 1961. Medium/Technique: Woodblock print. Width Item: 11.5 inches = 29.3 cm Height Item: 16.9 inches = 42.8 cm There appears to be a first edition of 100 and then a later open edition. This print was later reissued by Takagi Shiro in 1970 after Shima Tamami moved to the USA.
Publisher (this edition): Self Self Self Self Self Self Self Self
Date of this item: 1961 1961 1961 1961 1961 1961 1961
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
Title: Dating Couple
Artist: Tamami Shima 1937-1999
Description: "Avec". Two birds in love on the abstract red background.
Signature: "Tamami Shima" in pencil on the lower margin (difficult to see).
Dated: 1961.
Medium/Technique: Woodblock print.
Impression: Very good.
Colors: Very good .
Condition: Good … Lightly toned. The margins are soiled and creased.
Width Item: 11.5 inches = 29.3 cm
Height Item: 16.9 inches = 42.8 cm
Thursday, 27 March 2008

ARTIST: Shima, Tamami (born 1937)
SERIES: Woodblock print
TITLE or SUBJECT: Peacocks
SIGNATURE or SEAL: Pencil signature
DATE or CIRCA: 1961
PAPER SIZE: 16 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches
IMPRESSION/COLOR/CONDITION: Good/Good/Good
CONDITION DETAILS: Tape tabs and tape stains verso, faint mat toning line in margin, one crease, otherwise good state
This is a genuine modern oban size Japanese woodblock print by Tamami Shima (born 1937). The print is titled in Kanji, dated 1961, pencil signed by the artist and edition 45/100. Excellent impression and color. The print is in very good condition. The print is not trimmed or setdown. No foxing or toning. A barely visible matline at the bottom margin which does not affect the image.. Image size is 9.75" x 15", paper size is 11.5" x 17"

Wednesday, 22 March 2006

1961 TAMAMI SHIMA WOODBLOCK PRINT Pencil Signed

Size:print is 10 1/2 " By 22 frame is 19 1/2 X 22"

Condition: Very Good

You are bidding on a Japanese woodblock print made By Tamami Shima in 1961.She was born in Hirosaki Japan in 1937.

Shima's designs are reknown for their use of texture, and especially for her striking use of various woodgrain patterns within a single image.

There are no rips or tears. There is a light 2 inches crease on the right side and a small one on the left side. The print is pencil signed and dated.
Tuesday, 19 June 2007

This is a RARE and Interesting Modern Japanese Woodblock Print. Shima Tamami, Japanese, S&N woodblock, birds, 1961. Striking is the word for this vibrantly coloured, highly stylized image of two birds. Hand signed by the artist. (one of Japan’s best post-war women print-makers. (one of only 10 artists chosen by James A. Michener for inclusion in his seminal book “The Modern Japanese Print – an appreciation” – in fact, one of her prints adorns the cover.). This original woodblock is dated 1961 and titled in Japanese (unread). The sheet measures 45 x 30cm (17¾’ x 11¾”); the image is 38 x 25cm (15” x 10”). Very good condition with excellent colour. The reverse shows some staining but this is not visible from the front. The woodblock is unframed and is not laid down.
Old Japanese woodblock print by Tamami Shima. The condition is good but there is brown toning on the back & front, a matt burn mark around the image. Has tape marks on the back. The paper is a cream color . It got kind of washed out by the photography. Print Titled: Apeck 1961.Size:11 7/8" w x 17 3/8" ht
Sunday, 24 July 2011

Take one look at this Shima woodblock of "Two Friends" and you say they must have been good ones to exude all that happy boldness, brightness and color. This is the most just-plain cheerful Shima I've ever seen.

Made in 1961, the woodblock's image weathered the years well, the colors as bright as ever. No bends, no flaws of any kind.

A previous owner, however, keep the happiness in a bright room and 50 years of sunlight sunburned, or toned, the margin out 1/4 inch. You can see the effect in the signature picture. My own opinion is the woodblock would lose little matted back to the toning line. I'm a full-disclosure dealer. The only surprises I want when my prints show up are good ones.

Artist -- Tamami Shima

Title -- Two Friends

Genre -- Semi-abstract woodblock

Size -- Paper 16.75x11.5 inches; image 15x10

Year -- 1961

Edition -- 6/100

Condition -- Front, as noted; verso, toning and one shadow from removed mounting tape.
Saturday, 20 August 2005

You are biddind on a WOODBLOCK PRINT by Tamami Shima,born in 1937 in Hirosaki.The prints from the 1960's feature Rhythmic Fanciful Birds.This woodblock is in great condition no tears or rips 11 1/4 x 16 3/4 signed lower right in pencil, 1962 titled lower left. This print is of two birds.
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