Yarn and Small Birds- The Works of Yozo Hamaguchi and Keiko Minami

Musee Hamaguchi Yozo / Yamasa Collection

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Yozo Hamaguchi and Keiko Minami both created poetic copper engravings while living in Paris. Hamaguchi, who loved the calmness of everyday life, received international acclaim in the second half of the 20th century for his mezzotints. Keiko Minami’s etchings, which give the viewer an experience akin to wandering through an unknown country, have attracted the attention of young people in recent years. This two-part exhibition presents a total of around 120 works by Hamaguchi and Minami in two sessions. Come and enjoy the serene, interwoven worlds of these two artists.

Session 1: 8/27 (Tues)-10/23 (Wed), Session 2: 10/29 (Tues)-1/13 (Mon/holiday)

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Make personal stamps with motifs from Keiko Minami’s works
Dates: 10/19 (Sat) from 13:00 and 16:00 (2 hrs)
Fee: ¥700
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Phone Camera Art
Imitate the works of masters like print-maker Yozo Hamaguchi and photographer Shoji Ueda using only your mobile phone camera.
Date: 10/26 (Sat) from 13:30 (2 hrs)
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Bring your charged phone and something you want to use as a subject (rocks, fruit, etc.)

Copper Etching Classroom 1
Beginners can try their hands at monochrome mezzotints
Date: 10/27 (Sun) 10:00-13:00
Fee: ¥1800
Participants: 18. Reservations required.
Bring a 12 x 7.5 cm sketch and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or an apron.

Copper Etching Classroom 2
Those with experience using the museum’s facilities for copper etching can use the classroom freely.
Date: 10/27 (Sun) 14:00-17:00
Fee: ¥500.
Participants: 15. Reservations required.
Please see the museum website for details.

[Image: Yozo Hamaguchi “Yarn” 1978 mezzotint 622 x 473 mm]


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from August 27, 2013 to January 13, 2014
Closed 10/24-10/28 and 12/30-1/03.



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