YASUSHI SAITO (20th century) contemporary fantasy modern painting dated 1978YASUSHI SAITO (20th century) contemporary fantasy modern painting dated 1978YASUSHI SAITO (20th century) contemporary fantasy modern painting dated 1978YASUSHI SAITO (20th century) contemporary fantasy modern painting dated 1978YASUSHI SAITO (20th century) contemporary fantasy modern painting dated 1978YASUSHI SAITO (20th century) contemporary fantasy modern painting dated 1978YASUSHI SAITO (20th century) contemporary fantasy modern painting dated 1978YASUSHI SAITO (20th century) contemporary fantasy modern painting dated 1978YASUSHI SAITO (20th century) contemporary fantasy modern painting dated 1978YASUSHI SAITO (20th century) contemporary fantasy modern painting dated 1978

This is a rather unusual and visually arresting contemporary work by a Japanese or Japanese-American artist, signed at top right "Yasushi Saito" and dated there '78. An oil on canvas, unframed, measuring 23" by 19", the work is difficult to describe: a carp-like blue fish at right center appears with conical mountains that resemble Mount Fuji or desert peaks, as stunted bizarre vegetation, possibly trees, complete the visual feast. The scene is a fantasy for sure, resembling to my eye some dust jacket covers of the Harry Potter book series-----especially the violet-rose colors used, and the way they are harmonized. There is a shiny varnish over everything, which led me to believe originally that this was a print, but, it is not. Guaranteed to be an original work on canvas. Surprisingly, an intense internet search has to date turned up no such artist by this name. The painting is mesmerizing and certainly a unique image. The condition is essentially very good, with just that overly heavy, shiny varnish (the artist's intent, perhaps?), some slight unevenness of the surface, some blanching (possibly paint oxidation), a few spots of foreign matter, and some light show-through of the stretcher bars. Found in Los Angeles. This is definitely a conversation piece.

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YASUSHI SAITO (20th century) contemporary fantasy modern painting dated 1978

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