Dating back to mid-19th century Japan, gyotaku is a form of printing that uses a real fish (or octopus). To create each piece, a fish is laid on a wood bench and painted on one side with sumi ink. A sheet of paper or textile is then applied to the inked side to create a print. Created by artist and Fishing for Gyotaku founder Dwight Hwang, this limited-edition photo reproduction is rich with subtle imperfections. The work depicts an armored rockfish and is stamped with Hwang’s name in kanji characters and signed with his English name.
Scanned reproduction of an original gyotaku print by Dwight Hwang. Stamped and signed by the artist. Unframed.