Stanton MacDonald-Wright


An Old Pond, a Frog Leaps in the Sound of Water

signed with artist's red ink stamp, titled dated and numbered, "An old pond, a frog leaps in-the sound of water-" Basho, 21/50, 1966-67, in pencil in lower margin, ca. 1966-67

21 3/8 by 17 7/8 in., 54.2 by 45.5 cm

Stanton MacDonald-Wright was one of the first American artists to work in the Synchromism style- an early abstract expressionist style which sought to synchronize music and with color. This print is from his last major project he produced with the American woodblock print artist Clifton Karhu living in Kyoto. MacDonald-Wright designed twelve prints inspired by classical Japanese haiku (seventeen-line poems). The subject of this print is based on the famous poem by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694).

(inv. no. 10-4975)

price: $1,200


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