Yoshihara, Hideo (1931 - 2007)

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Medium: Lithograph
Date: 1966
Size (H x W): 24.5 x 17.5 (inches)
Edition: 2/20
Provenance: West Coast Estate
Signature: H. Yoshihara, Yoshihara Hideo (reverse)
Condition: Lithograph and drypoint. Very good color and impression, two pin holes near top and bottom edge, very light soiling on margins, faint pink stain top left corner margin, tape along margin edges and small tape on reverse.

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About the artist

Hideo Yoshiwara was a post-war Japanese printmaker who combined lithography and etching in his abstract prints. Born in Hiroshima in 1931, began his artistic career as a founding member of Gutai modern art movement. However, he soon left the movement and embraced the print medium. In 1957, his lithograph Sunflower won a prize at the 1st International Biennial Exhibition of Prints in Tokyo and he joined the Japan Print Association the following year. He explored many print mediums - from silkscreen to woodblock printmaking. As his style moved towards abstraction in the 1960s, he combined both lithography and etching to achieve his richly textured signature style. His work can be found in institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.