Vintage MIZUE / Dec.1981

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A vintage Mizue Magazine, Japan’s archetypal art publication, issue December 1981.

The quarterly publication started during the hype of watercolor works in 1905, as mizue means "watercolor" in Japanese. A decade into publication, the magazine introduced not only watercolors but 20th century Western paintings and sculptures. Works by artists from Japan and Asia were later incorporated, and in its final decades leading to 1992, the magazine (under several name changes) exhibited all types of art in general.

Mizue Magazine is rich with photographic images accompanied by academic texts, and is regarded a vintage collectible of high cultural value.

Dimensions: (W)8.8” x (H)1.5” x (D)0.3”