Blue, 2017

Portfolio of collotype prints


7 prints
Signed and numbered by the artist
Image sizes: 25.5 x 35.6 cm
Edition of 10

Only 1 Available

New York based photographer Kenro Izu created his ‘Blue’ series as an homage to Spanish painter Pablo Picasso’s works from the Blue Period (1901-1904) which featured works painted in shades of blue. With a lifetime passion for the art of printmaking, Izu has developed a distinct reputation as one of the best Platinum/Palladium printmakers in the world. He printed the series by cyanotype over platinum prints, but due to the technical difficulties of the process he was only able to produce a very limited numbers of editions. The series have been revitalised with the depth of the colour blue and fine tonal gradations with the collotype process, presenting a new layer to experiencing Izu’s meditative and serene compositions.

The collotype, invented in France approximately 150 years ago, stands as a pillar of quality and versatility in the history of photographic prints. Artists can achieve an enormous range of aesthetic possibilities with the help of highly-skilled master printers. This portfolio was carefully produced by Benrido Atelier in Kyoto Japan.

Price for complete portfolio of 7 prints £14,000 as shown. Individual prints available for £2,200 + VAT. Please contact us for purchases of individual prints from the portfolio at

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