This print, titled "Hope and Despair" is a small edition of 25, and from his recent sold out show: www.aPaperTiger.com
About the Artist:This is an excellent print at an excellent price, only $100! Cheap! I really appreciate the merging of the two cultures, but I especially like the influence of the old Japanese style. It is one of my favorite styles of art along with Impressionism, which in a lot of ways tries to mimic nineteenth-century Japanese art.
Born and raised in Toba, Japan, Yoskay Yamamoto moved to the United States at the age of 15. Yamamoto discovered a way to fuse the two different cultural backgrounds together into his work. Yamamoto nostalgically blends pop iconic characters from his adopted western home with traditional and mythical Japanese elements, balancing his Asian heritage with urban pop art.
The emotion that Yamamoto pours into his work has turned him into one of the most buzz-worthy emerging artists working today. With shows booked into 2010 from New York to Los Angeles and Miami, and appearances coming at Art Basel, in Scion’s Installation Tour and even a designer vinyl toy releasing in the summer of 2008, Yamamoto is undoubtedly on a fast track to being a must own for any collector.