Sep 17, 2019




Daniel Kelly

(American, 1947-)

Woodcut hand colored with white paint

Support: Hand-made paper

Sheet: 77.5 x 94 cm (30 1/2 x 37 in.)

Gift of Gloria and Leon Plevin in memory of Fred Schmidt 2002.107

Impression: 82



Koi, appreciated in Japan for their pretty gold and red
markings, are often found in ponds and streams. This
oversized specimen is named after the artist’s neighbor.

Kelly learned traditional Japanese woodcut procedures
and black ink painting from the master Tokuriki in Kyoto.
Tokuriki taught him to start again rather than to correct
a painting, and Kelly learned "that immediate touch--the
moment you’re doing it--is important." Kelly’s work always
appears spontaneous, an effect reinforced by adding accents
in white paint.

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