Featured works by: Mikio Watanabe    

Mezzotint artist Mikio Watanabe was born in 1954 in Japan and currently lives in France. He is most known for his elegant, evocative black and white nudes. In these images the artist alternates between full figures and the sensuous ambiguity of closer cropped body parts. The female figure emerges out of the rich, velvety black shadows. Watanabe skillfully manipulates the subtle gradations of gray that are available in a mezzotint with careful burnishing and scraping of the plate. More recently Watanabe has added flora and fauna subjects, using multiple plates for the color. These new works have the same quality of grace and delicacy found in his nudes, but are playful in spirit. This is Watanabe’s first solo exhibition at Davidson Galleries. His works are part of the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque National in Paris, the Central Academy of Art in Kuala Lumpur and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Mikio Watanabe : Carpe diem I at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Carpe diem I

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2002
Edition : Edition of 50
Size: 5-1/4 x 5-1/4 inches
Price: $350.00

Mikio Watanabe : Songe d

Mikio Watanabe

Songe d'été

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2001
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 3 x 9-1/2 inches
Price: $500.00

Mikio Watanabe : Tromb at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Tromb

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2001
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 4-3/4 x 4-3/4 inches
Price: $400.00

Mikio Watanabe : Sur la brance at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Sur la brance

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 1999
Edition : Edition of 30
Size: 9-1/2 x 6 inches
Price: $750.00

Mikio Watanabe : Un Enfant at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Un Enfant

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 1999
Edition : Edition of 75
Size: 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches
Price: $350.00

Mikio Watanabe : Reve eveille at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Reve eveille

Medium: Color mezzotint
Year: 2013
Edition : 90
Signature: Signed
Size: 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
Price: $650.00

Mikio Watanabe : Duo at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Duo

Medium: Color mezzotint
Year: 2013
Edition : 90
Signature: Signed
Size: 11 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches
Price: $650.00

Mikio Watanabe : L

Mikio Watanabe

L'éternelle

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : of XXX
Size: 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Reserve at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Reserve

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2011
Edition : 90
Size: 9 x 4 3/8 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Florilège II at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Florilège II

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2011
Edition : of 50
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Raissonement at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Raissonement

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2010
Edition : of 90
Size: 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Plonger at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Plonger

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2008
Edition : of 90
Size: 9 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Volonte at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Volonte

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2011
Edition : of 90
Size: 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : R at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

R

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2001
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 12-1/2 x 4 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Modestie at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Modestie

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2004
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 3 x 4-1/2 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Genie at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Genie

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 5-3/4 x 7-1/2 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Presage at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Presage

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2000
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 4-1/4 x 12-1/2 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Lune Violee at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Lune Violee

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2008
Edition : of 90
Size: 9 3/4 x 6 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Chagrin at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Chagrin

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2008
Edition : of 90
Size: 4 x 5 3/4 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Silence charnel at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Silence charnel

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2009
Edition : of 90
Size: 4 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Equilibre at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Equilibre

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2006
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 2-1/4 x 6-1/4 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Doux Reve at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Doux Reve

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2006
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 7 x 15-1/2 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Abysse at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Abysse

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2005
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 4-1/4 x 3-1/4 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Fierte at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Fierte

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2006
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 7-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Entracte at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Entracte

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2010
Edition : of 90
Size: 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Cherry Tomatoes at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Cherry Tomatoes

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2014
Edition : 40/60
Size: 2 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Voltige I at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Voltige I

Medium: Mezzotint (with color)
Year: 2009
Edition : of 90
Size: 11 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Le Vent De Printemps at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Le Vent De Printemps

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2006
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 19-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Un Papillon at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Un Papillon

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2005
Edition : Edition of 60
Size: 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Coq II at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Coq II

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2005
Edition : Edition of 60
Size: 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Bittacus at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Bittacus

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2006
Edition : Edition of 60
Size: 3 x 4-3/4 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Ailes at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Ailes

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2004
Edition : Edition of 60
Size: 3-1/4 x 4-1/2 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Memoire d

Mikio Watanabe

Memoire d'eau I

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2002
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 4-1/8 x 6-1/4 inches
Price: $500.00

Mikio Watanabe : Memoire D

Mikio Watanabe

Memoire D'eau III

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2003
Edition : of 90
Size: 6 x 11 1/2 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Memoire d

Mikio Watanabe

Memoire d'eau V

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 6 x 4-1/2 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Memoire D

Mikio Watanabe

Memoire D'eau VI

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2003
Edition : of 90
Size: 5 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Memoire d

Mikio Watanabe

Memoire d'eau VII

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 6 x 4-1/2 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Memoire d

Mikio Watanabe

Memoire d'eau IV

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 6 x 4-1/2 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Carpe diem III at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Carpe diem III

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2002
Edition : Edition of 50
Size: 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Périple at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Périple

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2013
Edition : 90
Size: 4 1/4 x 6 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Oie I at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Oie I

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2004
Edition : Edition of 60
Size: 5 x 2-3/4 inches
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Mikio Watanabe : Astral at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Astral

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2010
Edition : of 90
Signature: Signed
Size: 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches
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