Yozo Hamaguchi (Japanese, 1909-2000)

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 in this technique.

RELATED JAPANESE LINKS:
Yozo Hamaguchi, Mizuno Hidekata, Hiroshige I & II, Kaoru Kawano, Imao Keinen, Tsuchiya Kogyo, Sadao Watanabe, Edo Period (1603-1867), Meiji Period (1868-1912), Shunga (1780-1900), Shin Hanga, Dai Chikamatsu Hanga Zenshu, Sosaku Hanga, Japanese Abstract/Modern

RELATED MEZZOTINT LINKS:
Contemporary Mezzotint Exhibition - June 2011
Daniel Carrillo, Sean Caulfield, Konstantin Chmutin, Stuart Duffin, James Groleau, Yozo Hamaguchi, Katsunori Hamanishi, Seiichi Hiroshima, Peter Jogo, Robert Kipniss, Martin Langford, Carrie Lingscheit, Frederick Mershimer, Julie Niskanen, Judith Rothchild, Atsuo Sakazume, Takahiro Sato, Laurent Schkolnyk, Tim Smith, Kouki Tsuritani, Mikio Watanabe, Carol Wax, Art Werger, Cleo Wilkinson

PLEASE NOTE:
Other impressions and subjects may be available.
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Recent inventory Added July 2013

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    Yellow Knitting Needle, 1985-1989

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 100/145. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum (Color variation on Cat. # 118), H. 175-2.
    9-1/4 x 21-3/8 inches.
    42952c
    $2500
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    LadyBird and Leaf, 1984

    Color Mezzotint. Edition xxx/xxx. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum # 114, H. 173-1.
    2-1/4 x 1-1/2 inches.
    42949c
    $2000
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    California Cherry, 1987

    Color Mezzotint. Edition SS/ZZ. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum # 122, H. 177-1.
    1-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches.
    42948c
    $2500
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    Bottle with Yellow Lemons in Darkness
    1983-1989

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 139/180. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum (Color variation on Cat. # 113), H. 171-3.
    24-5/8 x 18-3/4 inches.
    42953c
    $4000
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    Walnut, 1982

    Mezzotint. Edition h-c. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum # 109, H. 169-1.
    3-3/8 x 3-3/8 inches.
    42951c
    $800
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    Green Poplars, 1980-1989

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 139/145. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum, (Color variant on cat. # 102), H. 164-2.
    26-1/2 x 18-5/8 inches.
    42950c
    $2000
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    Poissons et Citron, 1958

    Mezzotint. Edition: H.C.; Regular edition 50. Signed and numbered in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum #27.
    9-1/4 x 21-1/4 inches.
    30710c
    $3200
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    Red Butterfly

    Color mezzotint, 1972. Signed in pencil. Commissioned by the Print Club of Cleveland (Stamp verso). Reference: M Gallery Cat. #123.
    1-3/4 x 1-3/4 inches.
    43135c
    $1300
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    Red Bowl with Black Cherries

    Color mezzotint, 1965. Signed. Edition 32/50. Reference: M. Gallery cat. #105.
    18-1/2 x 24-3/8 inches.
    30026c
    $9,500
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    Artichoke

    Mezzotint, 1957. Signed. Artist’s proof. Regular edition 50. Reference: Teien cat. #20.
    11-3/4 x 15-1/2 inches.
    29754c
    $2800
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    Ears of Corn and Lemon, 1959

    Mezzotint. Edition: Trial Proof. Regular edition 50. Signed in pencil. Blind stamp verso: Libreria Prandi Reggio E. Reference: H.70.
    9-1/4 x 21-1/4 inches.
    26263
    $4000
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    Mud Snails, 1960

    Mezzotint. Signed in pencil. Edition 20/50.
    3-3/4 x 3 inches.
    Osaka cat. #64. 28975c
    SOLD
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    Pinks, 1960

    Mezzotint. Signed and numbered in pencil. Edition 25/50.
    3-3/4 x 3 inches.
    28976c
    $1800
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    Black Cherries, 1962

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 16/50. Signed in pencil. Reference: H. 97.
    7-3/4 x 9-5/8 inches.
    28247c
    SOLD
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    Almost Symmetric, 1994

    Mezzotint. Edition 8/90. Signed in pencil. Reference: H. 180.
    10-3/8 x 19-1/2 inches.
    28214c
    $2500
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    Knitting Needle, 1985

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 8./150. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum # 118, H. 175-1.
    9-1/4 x 21-3/8 inches.
    28212c
    $2500
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    Three Butterflies (Orange), 1985-1991

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 3/90. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum # 120-121. (Color variants on #119), H.176.
    4-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches.
    28195c
    $3000
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    Three Butterflies (Red), 1985

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 16/v.e.90. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum # 119, H.176-1.
    4-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches.
    28191c
    $2000
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    Three Butterflies (Green), 1985-1991

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 5/10. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum # 120-121. (Color variants on #119), H.176-6.
    4-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches.
    28193c
    $3000
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    Three Butterflies (Blue), 1985-1991

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 5/10. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum # 120-121. (Color variants on #119), H.176-5.
    4-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches.
    28192c
    $3000
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    Three Butterflies (Violet), 1985-1991

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 6/25. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum # 120-121. (Color variants on #119), H.176.
    4-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches.
    28194c
    $3000
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    Blue Butterfly, 1982

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 9/v.e.50. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum # 110, H. 170-1.
    1-3/4 x 1-3/4 inches.
    28189c
    $2000
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    Violet Butterfly, 1982-1989

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 5/145. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum # 111-112 (Color variants on # 110), H. 170-4.
    1-3/4 x 1-3/4 inches.
    28187c
    $2000
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    Autumn Field, 1985-1992

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 70/75. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum (Color variation on Cat. # 117), H. 174-5.
    9-1/8 x 21-1/2 inches.
    29139c
    $2000
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    Green Field, 1985-1992

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 32/90. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum (Color variation on Cat. # 117), H. 174-5.
    9-1/8 x 21-1/2 inches.
    29138c
    $2000
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    Field, 1985-1992

    Mezzotint. Edition 15/150. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum (Color variation on Cat. # 117), H. 174-5.
    9-1/8 x 21-1/2 inches.
    29135c
    $1500
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    Field on Deep Blue, 1985-1992

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 11/35. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum (Color variation on Cat. # 117), H. 174-5.
    9-1/8 x 21-1/2 inches.
    29140c
    $2000
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    Red Field, 1985-1992

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 18/75. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum (Color variation on Cat. # 117), H. 174-5.
    9-1/8 x 21-1/2 inches.
    29136c
    $2000
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    Spring Field, 1985-1992

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 61/85. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum (Color variation on Cat. # 117), H. 174-5.
    9-1/8 x 21-1/2 inches.
    29137c
    $2000
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    Twenty-Two Cherries, 1988-1991

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 23/35. Signed in pencil. Reference: H. 178-4-V. Number V from the e.e. cummings suite, ’Women and Men (both little and small)’.
    21-1/2 x 9-3/8 inches.
    28251c
    $6000
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    One and One Half, 1993

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 8/150. Signed in pencil. Reference: H. 179.
    2-3/8 x 1-5/8 inches.
    28186c
    $2500
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    Bottle with Lemon and Quarter Lemon, 1983

    Mezzotint. Edition 4/150. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum # 113, H. 171-1.
    24-5/8 x 18-3/4 inches.
    28201c
    $4000
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    Bottle with Lemons and Red Wall, 1983-1989

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 8/145. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum (Color variation on Cat. # 113), H. 171-2.
    24-5/8 x 18-3/4 inches.
    28202c
    $4000
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    Crimson Butterfly, 1981-1990

    Color Mezzotint. Edition 3/180. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum,Cat. # 111-112 (Color variants on # 110), H. 167-2.
    1-3/4 x 1-3/4 inches.
    28188c
    $2000
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    Amber Walnut, 1982-1989

    Color Mezzotint with chine collé. Edition 73/145. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum (Color variation on Cat. # 109), H. 169-2.
    3-3/8 x 3-3/8 inches.
    28199c
    SOLD
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    Blue Walnut-1989, 1982

    Color Mezzotint with chine collé. Edition 10/145. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum (Color variation on Cat. # 109), H. 169-2.
    3-3/8 x 3-3/8 inches.
    29141c
    $800
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    Three Poplars, 1980

    Mezzotint. Edition 5/75. Signed in pencil. Reference: Teien Art Museum # 102, H. 164-2.
    26-1/2 x 18-5/8 inches.
    28196c
    $2000
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    Persimmon, 1983

    Lithograph. Edition 60/100. Signed in pencil. Reference: H. 172.
    13-1/2 x 15-7/8 inches.
    29134c
    $600