Graphics: Crazy-Quilt Composer

Tokyo's Masuo Ikeda, 33, gets angry when accused of being un-Japanese. To be sure, it took Western critics to discover him: the sharp eye of a German critic on the judging committee detected his hitherto unrecognized talents at a 1960 Tokyo prints competition. As a result, Ikeda won top honors. Last year Ikeda also walked off with the grand prize for graphics at the Venice Biennale. A show of his prints, currently traveling the U.S. under the sponsorship of Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art, opened last week at the East Tennessee State...

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