Marlborough New York Announces Representation of The Estate of Teruko Yokoi
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 1953. 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. It was at the Chelsea Hotel that she would meet Arnold Rudlinger that would lead to her first major museum exhibition in Basel at the Kunsthalle (1964). In 1964, 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 Shizuoka in 2008.
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