Original MCM Modernist Signed Artist Proof Mezzotint Yozo Hamaguchi, 1975
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Yozo Hamaguchi (1909-2000)
Yozo Hamaguchi, "Cerise et Bouteille" (Cherry and Asparagus) an original Mezzotint made in 1975. Signed and annotated “epreuve d’artiste” in pencil.
This is an artist proof from a numbered edition of 75 on Arches wove paper. Condition is excellent, we at Bloomsbury Fine Art & Antiques can offer a very affordable framing service with museum materials to your taste.
Yozo Hamaguchi is widely regarded as one of the finest mezzotint artists in the history of the medium. Hamaguchi studied sculpture at the Tokyo Art School in 1927 but abandoned his studies in 1930 to go to France. After a return to Japan in 1939, Hamaguchi settled in Paris in 1953, during which time he produced copperplate etchings. From about 1955, he began producing black and white and color mezzotints. He was awarded prizes at the Sao Paulo Biennale and the first International Biennial Print Exhibition in Tokyo in 1957. His first solo exhibition, which comprised over 160 prints, was held in Japan, at the National Museum of Art in Osaka. Hamaguchi’s mezzotints and virtuoso works have led to the present day popularity of this technique. His work is exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.
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