Masami Teraoka (b. 1936)
Sarah and Octopus / Seventh Heaven: Progressive Proofs
United States, 2001
Woodblock prints; twenty-nine color woodcuts on Hosho paper
Courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco
The video displayed here reveals the sequence of twenty-nine stages through which Teraoka, in collaboration with the Takamizawa Print Shop in Tokyo, Japan, produced this woodblock print. Also on view here are several sketches, preparatory studies, and annotated color proofs that reveal the gradual development of Teraoka’s composition.