KISS Ukiyo-e "Monstrous (autographed)"-Limited Edition x of 100


Japan

Printmaking
Size: 18.9 H x 13.4 W x 0.1 in

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Art Description

Printmaking: Woodcut, Color and Ink on Paper.

The members of the band are transformed into monsters and a samurai warrior. Gene Simmons is the flying devil with the large head. Eric Singer is the ‘Nekomata (mythical two-tailed monster),’ which stands for cat monster, just like his character in the band. Tommy Thayer is the ‘Nuribotoke,’ a monster with the Buddha's face. Paul Stanley is the samurai warrior who fights these creatures, and the front piece of the warrior’s helmet has a star shape inspired by his persona name ‘Star Child.’ The pentagram is his signature but the hexagrams on his armor above his knees are meant to protect from the evil.

The KISS Ukiyo-e became a challenge for the Artisans, particularly for the Hand Printer because each original piece required 90 color layers per print.

Craftsmen: Ukiyo-e creation requires three highly skilled artisans

Illustrator: Masumi Ishikawa
Woodcarver: Yusuke Sekioka
Printer: Takuya Okada

Quality over Quantity:
Since the prints are all handmade, to maintain the finest quality we are only offering 200 prints at this time. Out of the 200, there are 100 prints that are autographed by the band members.

Due to the nature of this hand produced art form, colors and lines may vary in intensity between prints. This creates the uniqueness of each print and therefore allows everyone to have their own experience.

Material

Washi, traditionally hand-made Japanese Paper “Echizen kizuki housho”.

There is an additional craftsman behind the scenes. This “Echizen kizuki housho” is made by Shouhachi Yamaguchi in Fukui Prefecture. This Washi maker in Fukui has a history of 1500 years. Washi was used for preserving documents in the age of the samurai. The Washi is made of all natural fibers from the mulberry tree, allowing it to be very durable. Ukiyo-e would not have its form unless the Artisans had this Washi paper. There are only 2 Washi craftsmen left to make this Echizen kizuki housho, and our provider is a certified national treasure of Japan.

Edition Numbering:
Each print will have an edition number. The numbers are chosen randomly. So it will be different from the image (3/100).

Maintenance and Preservation:
Over time, the color will fade, which is part of the Ukiyo-e experience. Keep the Ukiyo-e out of direct sunlight, strong ultraviolet sources, and high humidity. Once the art is received, remove the folio from the plastic sheathe to allow it to breath.

Keywords: Ukiyo-e Project, Contemporary Ukiyo-e, Japan, Limited Edition, Ukiyo-e, Autographed, Woodblock Print, Art, Kiss, Music

Subjects: Celebrity

Styles: Fine Art, Illustration, Modern, Pop Art, Portraiture

Mediums: Woodcut, Color, Ink

Materials: Paper

Prints: Celebrity Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Illustration Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, Pop Art Art Prints, Portraiture Art Prints, Woodcut Art Prints, Color Art Prints, Ink Art Prints, Paper Art Prints

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