An original mezzotint by Tomoe Yokoi of a naturalistic pear in a white wrapper against a black background. While simple in style, the subtle shadowing bring the scene to life. Titled, signed, and editioned in pencil along the lower edge of the print. Hung in a thing gold frame with a generous white matte. Has original Marjorie Kaufman Graphics label on the back.
Tomoe Yokoi was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1942. She began art studies at Tokyo’s Bunka-Gakuen University, where the curriculum was traditional techniques and the subject matter stressed realistic, everyday images such as fruits, musical instruments and flowers. Following her graduation in 1964, Yokoi moved to Paris and studied intaglio printmaking with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17. In Paris, Yokoi perfected her technique of mezzotint, expanding its parameters to include more complex images and subtle color nuances. In 1971, Yokoi moved to New York City where she worked and introduced her art to new audiences. She developed a unique style that combines and is a synthesis of her Japanese, Parisian and New York experiences. Yokoi has exhibited internationally in numerous air fairs and biennials. Her work is represented in the National Gallerie the Musee d' Art Moderne, Paris; the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; Brooklyn Museum, New York; and the Free Library of Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania.
Dimensions With Frame
H 17 in. x W 23.25 in. x D 1.5 in.
Dimensions Without Frame
H 10.5 in. x W 14.25 in.