“Okimiyage” Art Print by Audrey Kawasaki

Wow, what an amazing print.  “Okimiyage” by Audrey Kawasaki is the most recent project by the unbelievable Pressure Printing.  The image was printed intaglio, is about 9″ x 13″, has an edition of 50, and is $1500.  Yes, that is definitely a steep price, but consider the craftsmanship.  Each one was beautifully printed, then sent to Audrey to be signed, numbered, and hand-colored (she did all the pink on each by hand).  It was then embossed and chopped, and Pressure Printing built all of the soft maple frames by hand.  Pretty impressive project.  In my eyes, this is insanely intricate, but is it worthy of the price tag?  I’d love to hear what you guys and girls think.  Either way, check this thing out at PressurePrinting.com.

You can also see a blog chronicling the production of this piece step by step HERE.

24 Responses to ““Okimiyage” Art Print by Audrey Kawasaki”

  1. Great piece. But I’m too broke to move on it. Why is is so much more than her other pieces?

  2. This is a beauty no doubt about it but 1500 bones? damn. Too rich for my blood but I’m sure these will sell like hot cakes.

  3. After seeing everything everything that went into it, I think the price is reasonable.

  4. The print looks great. I would love to own it but I think if it were 1/4 of the price it would still be overpriced. This is the same price as some of her originals. But hey, it is custom made paper.

  5. Irritatingly expensive.

  6. Definitely worth the price tag. Pressure Printing doesn’t cut corners or sacrifice quality. It’s a museum quality piece at a fraction of the cost. This piece can be handed down over hundreds of years and it won’t suffer much deterioration. Audrey and PP really went out of their way with this piece! (Now I’m scrambling to come up with the cash to purchase it. Didn’t think it would be released this soon!)

  7. intaglio? perhaps the plate was etched by a laser?

    breathtaking piece, but way too expensive for a majority of her collectors.


  8. i think it would be a shame to sell for any less, this just helps remind people that etchings are special and need to be looked in a different light…this print is perfect.

  9. Gorgeous but that’s what I pay for rent! Couldn’t possibly spend that much on anything else.

  10. I adore this and would adore having this piece, Its so delicate and perfect, understated etc.

    Like above I choose either to have this or live and eat – I am forced to live and eat so I will let it slip by.

    With all these high prices being released you would not expect a resession looming – Maybe they are all trying to get the rebate checks.

  11. Absolutely marvelous.

  12. I’m glad this isn’t the kind of art that I’m into. I wouldn’t want to be sad about not having the $1500. It’s beautiful, just not my taste.

  13. everything i’ve ordered from brad at pressure printing has been masterfully crafted and you definitely get the quality you pay for. Maybe i’ll sell some obama posters to afford it.

  14. I don’t think this is too expensive for a majority of her collectors. Many of her paintings go for well over $5,000 easy, with most somewhere around $10,000. For a print of this quality the price is reasonable. You really can’t compare the price of a giclee to a high quality intaglio piece. They’re two completely different beasts.

  15. Definitely worth the price. Pressure Printing’s work has been historically overpriced, but this one seems worth it. I can’t wait to see it in person.

  16. I think that it was maybe a little overpriced, by 250-500, but it’s a moot point now, as it’s sold out.

  17. I love this!

    What a craftsmanship.

    The only thing about the price is that, for that amount of money, I can buy some pretty nice other prints.

  18. I love this!

    What a craftsmanship.

    The only thing about the price is that, for that amount of money, I can buy some pretty nice other prints.

    I see that it’s sold out! Congratulations!!

  19. Pull out Edgar – Your in a loop, pull out !

  20. i always thought audreys work is highly overrated, and now with this last piece even more. The amount of work needed cant justify that price.
    If you think about it, its the same print she has sold again and again with some bubbles/circle thingies

  21. wow……i could buy a paul pope drawing for that price….


  23. Audrey Kawasaki’s work very formulaic, stale, gimmicky and repetitive. I would rather invest on someone like Lori Earley.

  24. I can’t stand how people just eat her crap. Kawasaki’s work are the same subject again and again. I don’t see any versatility in her work at all.

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