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Date 2004
Technique Mezzotint
Price $300.00
Exhibitor Stone and Press Gallery
Contact the Exhibitor 504-237-3124
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b/w mezzotint


9 1/2 x 3

edition: 70

signed in pencil. 

This print is an exclusive edition for Stone and Press Gallery. 

Mikio Watanabe created "Confident", a side view of a sensuous female nude, exclusively for Stone and Press Gallery. The 2004 black and white mezzotint was issued in an edition of only 70. It is signed and titled in pencil and includes the S+P chop of the gallery. 

Born in Yokohama in 1954, Watanabe graduated from Ecole des Beaux Arts in Tokyo in 1977 and then moved to Paris. Two years later, he was honored by admission to Atelier 17 in Paris and by 1983 had mastered the mezzotint process. He has created over 90 mezzotints, each velvety black creation featuring his model and wife, Yuriko. Of his art Watanabe has written: “It is essential that I vigorously train myself, perpetually purifying and polishing my character. My works are an effort to capture with sincerity the beauty that is manifest in nature. The moment when the copper plate, the technique, the tools and myself become one harmonious whole is when the best of each element is brought out.”