22 june 1968 & #flashbackfriday: unichi hiratsuka
#OTD-ish 22 june 1968 #flashback friday Unichi Hiratsuka demonstrates his carving and printing techniques at the Washington Gallery of Modern Art (1503 21st St NW). In front of the overflow crowd in the 2nd floor exhibition room, he created "a covered bridge in Pennsylvania and a five-color print of a Buddha image." The event was co-sponsored by the Washington Print Club.
Hiratsuka had lived in the city since 1962. Lynn Moore, his daughter, assisted with the demonstration. His 3rd-floor studio was in her home (4423 Davenport St NW).
In the background of the photograph above is a sculpture by Jean Tinguely.
Your comments are welcome below. Did you, a family member or neighbor know Hiratsuka? Did you attend the demonstration? Did you know his daughter? Do you have one of his pieces of art? What do you remember about the Washington Gallery of Modern Art? You may comment privately here.
Photo source: Courtesy DC Public Library Special Collections, Evening Star Photo Collection, 4 March 1966.
Benjamin Forgey, "The Printmaker's Timeless Skills," Evening Star 4 March 1966.