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Deux Cous ( literally "two necks" / young nude women lean back breast to breast)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe's "Deux Cous" shows the arched torsos of two nude women with necks leaning back but with upper bodies touching. This impression is #8 of 50, and is titled, numbered an...
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1980s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

Partition
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe created "Partition", a side view of two sensuous female nudes, The 1993 black and white mezzotint is issued in a roman numeral edition of only xxx. It is signed and ...
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1990s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

  • Partition
  • Partition
  • Partition
  • Partition
H 9.13 in. W 3.13 in.
Confident (profile of young nude girl with wisps of hair on her neck)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
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 on...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

Sommeil (a sensuous nude woman sleeps on her side)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
In this mezzotint, the sensual profile of a young nude woman is seen sleeping with her torso stretched out. The mezzotint is signed, titled and dated by the artist in pencil, from a...
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1990s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

Variations
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
"Variations" is a very large nude mezzotint listed in the catalogue raisonne as HAN #105. It was issued in an edition of 90. Born in Yokohama in 1954, Watanabe graduated from Ecole...
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1990s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

  • Variations
  • Variations
  • Variations
  • Variations
H 15.38 in. W 9.63 in.
Nu Assis II (Seated nude with legs crossed)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
In this mezzotint, the sensual profile of a seated young nude woman sits with crossed legs. The mezzotint is signed, titled and dated by the artist in pencil, from an edition of 75. ...
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1980s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

S'envoler or Fly Away(upper body of female nude poised to escape through flight)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe depicts a nude woman in an image, 'S'envoler', which translates into English as "Fly Away". What is this woman seeking to escape through flight? Is it just the ennui ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

Carpe Diem I
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
this impression is #46 from edition of 50 Mezzotint artist Mikio Watanabe was born in 1954 in Japan and currently lives in France. He is most known for his elegant, evocative black ...
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Early 2000s American Modern Animal Prints

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Mezzotint

Espoir (Hope -- the expression of desire through anticipation)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Watanabe uses the nude female form as an expression of hope. HAN # 71 in catalogue raisonne. "Espoir" was issued in an edition of 75 Born in Yokohama in 1954, Watanabe graduated fr...
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1980s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

Secret I
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
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 a...
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1990s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

Dos III (A young nude woman seen from the back)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
"Dos III" is a color mezzotint with gold tones printed in an edition of 90. This is one of the few nude images in which a second color was used. Mikio Watanabe (Japanese, b. 1954) ...
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Late 20th Century Modern Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

Sleep
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Roman numeral XXVIII/ XXX 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....
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1980s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

  • Sleep
  • Sleep
  • Sleep
  • Sleep
H 2 in. W 5.38 in.
L'auore (Translate as Dawn, an awakening)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe created "L'auore", a side view of a two sensuous female nude. This early black and white mezzotint was issued in an edition of only 50. This is impression # 8 Mikio ...
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1980s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

Carpe Diem (Make the most of the current moment before you get hooked)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe created this color mezzotint (in an edition of 50) of a fish. This is impression #33 The image is created in various shades of dark blue ink. The French title transla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Prints

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Mezzotint

Trombe (like a whirlwind)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe created "Trombe", a side view of a sensuous female nude was created in 2001, a black and white mezzotint is signed and titled in and annotated artist proof #5 of 10 M...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

Kobe (torso of young nude woman in profile)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe's "Kobe" shows the arched torso of a nude woman. This impression is #5 of 90. Born in Yokohama in 1954, Watanabe graduated from Ecole des Beaux Arts in Tokyo in 1977 ...
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1990s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

Cherche la Lumière (Looking for Light -- a portfolio of three mezzotints issued
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
"Cherche la Lumière" is a beautifully framed portfolio of three mezzotints issued as a single offering centered on the theme of seeking light. It is in HAN raisonne as #188, 189 and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

Confident (profile of young nude girl with wisps of hair on her neck)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
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 on...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

Eclispe I
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Eclipse I is # 9 from an edition of 90 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...
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Early 2000s Modern Figurative Prints

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Mezzotint

  • Eclispe I
  • Eclispe I
  • Eclispe I
  • Eclispe I
H 4.5 in. W 10.75 in.
Plentitude (a young sensual woman arches her back and stokes our fantasies)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe's "Plentitude" shows the sexy arched back of a nude woman. This impression is #31 Born in Yokohama in 1954, Watanabe graduated from Ecole des Beaux Arts in Tokyo in 1...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

Le Vent du Printemps
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Watanabe is well known for his black and white nude mezzotints, as well as prints of botanical and animal subjects like this one of butterflies.He was born in 1954 in Yokohama , Jap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary More Prints

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Mezzotint

Crepuscule (literally means Dusk. Standing young nude woman facing away)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe's "Crepuscule" translates as "Dusk" and shows the standing torso of a nude woman facing away with hands clasped being her back. This impression is #20 of 90, and is ti...
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1990s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

Shiro (portrait of an elegant, alert cat sitting in a meadow with flying insect)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe's Shiro shows an elegant cat sitting in a meadow with some insects. In Japanese conjures up many meanings including "white", "castle" or "innocent". This impression...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Prints

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Mezzotint

Deux Nus II (female nudes pose in parallel )
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
"Deux Nus II" is an early work by master mezzotint artist Mikio Watanabe using his wife as the model. It is as if we are seeing double in thus arrangement of two nude women. This i...
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1980s Contemporary Nude Prints

Materials

Mezzotint

Confident (profile of young nude girl with wisps of hair on her neck)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
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 on...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Nude Prints

Materials

Mezzotint

Magnolia
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
In this mezzotint, Watanabe turns to the Magnolia for his subject matterThe mezzotint is signed, titled and dated by the artist in pencil, from an edition of XXX(30). This is impress...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Landscape Prints

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Mezzotint

  • Magnolia
  • Magnolia
  • Magnolia
  • Magnolia
H 3.75 in. W 3.75 in.
Modestie
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe's "Modestie" shows a young nude woman facing away, averting the glances of others. This impression is #30 of 90, and is titled, numbered and signed in pencil. Born ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

Le Point du Jour II (A young nude woman in repose at daybreak)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
In this mezzotint, the sensual profile of a young nude woman is seen with her head tilted to the right and arms stretched out in front. She appears to be awakening first thing in th...
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1990s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

Songe (Young nude woman in a dream-like state)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
"Songe" means Dream. Here is a portrait of young woman in a dream-like expression. Born in Yokohama in 1954, Watanabe graduated from Ecole des Beaux Arts in Tokyo in 1977 and then ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Mezzotint

Mikio Watanabe On Sale For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact mikio watanabe on sale you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Find Modern versions now, or shop for Modern creations for a more modern example of these cherished works. Finding the perfect mikio watanabe on sale may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. Adding a mikio watanabe on sale to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — find a piece on 1stDibs that incorporates elements of black, beige, gray and more. Frequently made by artists working in engraving and mezzotint, these artworks are unique and have attracted attention over the years. If space is limited, you can find a small mikio watanabe on sale measuring 2 high and 2.38 wide, while our inventory also includes works up to 15.63 across to better suit those in the market for a large mikio watanabe on sale.

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The average selling price for a mikio watanabe on sale we offer is $413, while they’re typically $120 on the low end and $1,200 for the highest priced.

Mikio Watanabe Biography and Important Works

Mikio Watanabe was born in 1954 in Yokohama, Japan. After completing his studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Tokyo in 1977, he left Japan from Yokohama harbor, crossed Siberia and went to Paris, where he settled down to work. In Paris, he learned engraving techniques at the Atelier 17, where he studied from 1979 –81, with Stanley William Hayter. His mezzotints often feature Yuriko, his wife and model. Watanabe’s prints have won prizes in many international print exhibitions, including the “Salon de la Gravure Originale” in Bayeux, France in 1989 and the “Miniprint International” in Cadaques, Spain in 1992. Watanabe currently lives in Paris and continues to exhibit his work around the world. He has had more than 50 one-man shows, and his works can be found in many public collections including Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, the Central Academy of Art in Kuala Lumpur and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Mikio is a member of the International Academy “Greci-Marino,” in Italy.

Finding the Right Prints and Multiples for You

Decorating with fine-art prints — whether they’re figurative prints, abstract prints or another variety — has always been a practical way of bringing a space to life as well as bringing works by an artist you love into your home.

Pursued in the 1960s and ’70s, largely by Pop artists drawn to its associations with mass production, advertising, packaging and seriality, as well as those challenging the primacy of the Abstract Expressionist brushstroke, printmaking was embraced in the 1980s by painters and conceptual artists ranging from David Salle and Elizabeth Murray to Adrian Piper and Sherrie Levine.

Printmaking is the transfer of an image from one surface to another. An artist takes a material like stone, metal, wood or wax, carves, incises, draws or otherwise marks it with an image, inks or paints it and then transfers the image to a piece of paper or other material.

Fine-art prints are frequently confused with their more commercial counterparts. After all, our closest connection to the printed image is through mass-produced newspapers, magazines and books, and many people don’t realize that even though prints are editions, they start with an original image created by an artist with the intent of reproducing it in a small batch. Fine-art prints are created in strictly limited editions — 20 or 30 or maybe 50 — and are always based on an image created specifically to be made into an edition.

Many people think of revered Dutch artist Rembrandt as a painter but may not know that he was a printmaker as well. His prints have been preserved in time along with the work of other celebrated printmakers such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. These fine-art prints are still highly sought after by collectors.

“It’s another tool in the artist’s toolbox, just like painting or sculpture or anything else that an artist uses in the service of mark making or expressing him- or herself,” says International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) vice president Betsy Senior, of New York’s Betsy Senior Fine Art, Inc.

Because artist’s editions tend to be more affordable and available than his or her unique works, they’re more accessible and can be a great opportunity to bring a variety of colors, textures and shapes into a space.

For tight corners, select small fine-art prints as opposed to the oversized bold piece you’ll hang as a focal point in the dining area. But be careful not to choose something that is too big for your space. And feel free to lean into it if need be — not every work needs picture-hanging hooks. Leaning a larger fine-art print against the wall behind a bookcase can add a stylish installation-type dynamic to your living room. (Read more about how to arrange wall art here.)

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