Marlborough New York Announces Representation of The Estate of Teruko Yokoi

Visual Arts

Marlborough New York is delighted to announce the representation of

The Estate of Teruko Yokoi

First Snow, 1968
oil on canvas
29⅛ × 56¾ in. / 74 × 144.3 cm

The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce the representation of The Estate of Teruko Yokoi (1924–2020). A solo exhibition of her work will be presented in New York in the spring of 2024 and will be accompanied by a publication with text by curator, art historian, and critic Anke Kempkes.

Yokoi worked her way through Japanese-inspired poetic realism followed by a period of intense exposure to European and American influences while studying at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1954. She moved to New York in 1955, studying with Hans Hofmann and Julian Levi at the Art Students League, where her work moved increasingly towards abstraction and Tachisme. In 1959, she married Sam Francis and spent several years with him at the Chelsea Hotel in New York followed by a stint in Paris and Tokyo. It was in Paris where she would meet Arnold Rüdlinger that would lead to her first major museum exhibition in Basel at the Kunsthalle (1964). In 1962, the artist permanently relocated to Bern, Switzerland.Her last major retrospective entitled Teruko Yokoi. Tokyo-New York-Paris-Bern was presented by the Kunstmuseum in Bern (2020).

Yokoi has held over ninety solo exhibitions beginning with the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco; Martha Jackson Gallery, New York; and Galerie Kornfeld, Bern. In 2004, the Teruko Yokoi Hinageshi Museum was founded in Ena, Gifu, followed by the Yokoi Teruko Fuji Museum of Art in Fuji, Shizuoka in 2008.

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