Yoshio Okada
Surfer Girl

Yoshio Okada “Surfer Girl” 1974 main image
Artist
Yoshio Okada 岡田嘉夫
Title
Surfer Girl
Japanese title
Series
Date
Medium
Colour woodblock print on paper
Sheet dimensions (h × w)
33.0 × 44.0 cm
Image dimensions (h × w)
30.0 × 41.0 cm
Edition size
100
Carver
Printer
Publisher
Subjects
Remarks
Untitled, no known folder
It's very possible that these were printed in the 1990s or later. Of a couple dozen prints sold on the internet in recent years, ranging from #4 to #90, all prints have been in absolutely identical condition showing no signs of damage including insufficient toning for their claimed age. This print frequently appears in batches in Japanese auctions for 100,000 yen (most recently in June 2019, an example printed on new white paper). Okada woodblock prints certainly dating from the late 1970s are seldom free of damage typically showing heavy toning and foxing damage.
≥3 APs (unusual since publishers of the era generally marked all proofs with H.C., and not A.P. or E.A.)
References
Reference number
OY100