Yozo Hamaguchi

1909, Hirogawa, Japan – 2000, Tokyo, Japan


Parisian Roofs, 1956

Mezotint on paper, 38 x 29 cm

Edition: a.p.; inscription b.l. esai; b.r. Hamaguchi

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 00187



Yozo Hamaguchi (April 5, 1909 – December 25, 2000) was a Japanese copper printmaker who specialized in mezzotint and was responsible for its resurgence as a printmaking medium in the mid-20th century. Hamaguchi’s prints are distinguished for their careful attention to detail of boldly hued animals and objects contrasted against a velvety black background. The corpus of Hamaguchi’s prints are focused on the still life genre.

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1952, Tokyo, Japan


Untitled 2, 1980

Silkscreen on paper, 78 x 103 cm

Edition: a.p., inscription b.l. A.P.80; b.c. Mudai II; b.r. Tatsuya Matsumoto

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 02890

1900, Tokyo, Japan – 1979


Victory, 1966

Wood, tin, 120 х 100 х 60 сm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 01663



Sōfū Teshigahara was the founder of the Sōgetsu-ryū school of ikebana flower arranging.

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1919 – 1996, Kobe, Japan


Black Mass, 1964

Lithography on paper, 75,5 x 57 cm

Edition: a.p.; inscription b.l. epreuve d’artiste; b.r. 64 – S ugai

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 01075



Kumi Sugai lived and worked as a painter, sculptor, and printmaker in Paris since 1952. He started print-making in the 1960s, which became a major part of his oeuvre. He produced some 400 prints during his lifetime. At that time his style showed a major change when he adopted ‘hard-edge’ geometric imagery in contrast to the previous oriental calligraphy-influenced brush-like style. In 1996, Sugai returned to Japan to receive the Shiju-Hosho prize, awarded by the Emperor of Japan to individuals with high cultural merit. He died in Kobe on May 14 of that same year. His work is shown in major museums worldwide.

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1937, Kyoto, Japan


Space 744, 1974

silkscreen on paper, 36 х 80 cm

Inscription: b.m.: Space 744; b.r.: Duck Jun Kwak

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 03030

1931, Ibaraki, Japan


70 Graduation of Rainbows, 1984

Silkscreen on paper, 60 x 78,5 cm

Edition: a.p.; inscription: b.l.: artist proof; b.r.: Ay – O

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 03537



Takao Iijima (born May 19, 1931), better known by his art name Ay-O (靉嘔 Ai Ō), is a Japanese avant-garde visual and performance artist who has been associated with Fluxus since its international beginnings in the 1960s.

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