Two (2) works on paper, including one (1) Yozo Hamaguchi mezzotint print and one (1) surrealist watercolor. 1st item: Yozo Hamaguchi (Japan/California, 1909-2000) abstract mezzotint on wove paper, signed in pencil lower right and numbered 48/50 lower left. Housed under non-glare glass in a wide giltwood frame. Plate – 7 1/2" square. Sight – 8 3/4" square. Framed – 14 1/2" square . Note: Yozo Hamaguchi is considered the 20th century master of the mezzotint technique. His prints are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Portland Art Museum. 2nd item: Watercolor painting titled "Quo Vadis" (Where Are You Going), depicting a series of Knight-like figures and faceless figures in black hats, set against an industrial background, illegibly signed "Niem…" in pencil lower right. Framed under glass with silver metal frame and beige mat. Bill Knox Interiors (Nashville, TN) and Lyzon Gallery labels en verso of frame. Image – 20 1/2" H x 13 3/4" W. Sight – 22" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed – 31 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Provenance: private Nashville collection, acquired from the collection of the late interior designer Bill Knox, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: 1st item: Few scattered spots of light foxing. 2nd item: Toning, overall very good condition.
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