“20 Great Cities of the World” consists of 20 mixed media, hand made prints by Risaburo Kimura. The image size of each print is 28″ X 20″ plus margins. The edition is 250 numbered plus 20 Artist’s Proofs.
All stones and plates for this suite were hand drawn by the artist. All silk screens were hand cut by Kimura. The creation of this suite took Kimura two years and eight months of continuous production.
The bio on Kimura is too long for this listing but I will mention he has been exhibited world wide by museums and galleries including the Brooklyn Museum and the Guggenheim Museum in NYC.
His works are in the following corporations and institutions among many others: I.B.M. World Trade Corp. NYC, The Bank of America NYC, Cargill Minneapolis, Aerospacial Helicopter Texas, Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Modern Art in NYC, The National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto Japan, Oklahoma Art Center, The Cincinnati Art Museum and Museo La Tertulia Cali in Columbia S.A.
The 20 cities represented in this suite are as follows:
Moscow, London, Venice, New York, Geneva, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo, Peking, Oslo, Vienna (as shown in order above) Madrid, Prague, Rio, Athens, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and, Buenos Aires.
The retail price of this suite is $20,000.00. The suite comes in a portfolio with pages of text, tirage and a writing on each of the cities by the artist. These prints are in excellent condition and have not been framed or mounted.
I have sold many of these suites over the past 36 years and everyone I have shown them to says they are extraordinary graphic interpretations of those cities with which they were familiar. They are also exceptionally beautiful, high in quality works by a world class artist of great international recognition.