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Sumo # 11

Sumo is a traditional Japanese sport that dates back centuries and is considered a cultural treasure in Japan. It is a form of competitive wrestling where two wrestlers, called rikishi, face each other in a circular ring known as a dohyo. Sumo is not only a sport but also a deeply rooted part of Japanese religious and cultural ceremonies.

Sumo has a rich history and continues to be a highly respected sport in Japan. It combines physical strength, skill, and tradition, making it a captivating spectacle for both Japanese locals and visitors from around the world.


Bristol Vellum paper, hand-painted by the artist, Signed and numbered.

Size: 11.7X16.5 inches.Medium: hand-painted

Since each print is painted by hand it is unique like an individual work of art.

Akavia is renowned for his notable series titled “Faces That Make Money.” These unique artworks incorporate a collage composed of authentic devalued international currency, expertly layered with varnish. Mr. Akavia skillfully paints the portraits of contemporary individuals who possess wealth, generate income, and indulge in extravagant spending. To further enhance the pieces, they undergo a meticulous process of controlled burning, resulting in a captivating three-dimensional glass-like surface that evokes the artistry of a bygone era.