The story says that this killer brush was first made of "ox-ear" hair and was given to Pablo Picasso as a special gift by Chang Daichien(Zhang Daqian) during their publicized summit in Nice, France in 1956.
Chang Dachien was the first artist who invented this "ox-ear" brush idea and had them custom made for him. The ox-ear hair brush was considered as the best brush by master Chang and shared them with his best friends. Today it is still a rare treasure and perfect gift item.
This specialty brush is made of extra long fine synthetic and natural ox hair with sharp points and long spring body so it can carry ink fully without dropping and deliver smooth lines without delay. It will return to its pointed shape after each stroke. It is great for doing cursive style calligraphy and freestyle painting. Good for bamboo and orchid, flowers and birds, rocks and mountains.
This limited edition brush is one of our best brush which has received positive feedback from many professional sumi artist. An 80-year-old sumi and watercolor arist tried it in my workshop and named this brush the "killer brush". Compared to the "go-to" racoon brush or the very stiff bear brush, this Picasso brush is with sharper point, longer and softer body so it is more flexible which is more suitable to draw long cursive lines as well as paint versatile shapes with various tones.
Size: 1-15/16(5cm)L; 3/8"(1.0cm) diameter.
Brush handle 9-1/2"
Limited edition specially made by an old master in China