Founded in 1990, Yoshii Gallery has established itself as a prominent fixture in the art world, offering important works by 20th century masters and leading contemporary artists. The gallery is known for using its intimate space to create carefully curated, museum caliber exhibitions for both group and solo shows.
Over the past 30 years, the gallery has produced an impressive array of shows by world-renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Henri Matisse, Mark Tobey, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Nobuyoshi Araki, Taizo Kuroda, On Kawara, Lee Ufan, Eric Fischl, Kenny Scharf, and Jake and Dinos Chapman, to name a few. Along with such well-known artists, the gallery has also introduced exciting young talent such as Makoto Ofune, Benny Safdie, Victoire Bourgois, and Gen Saratani into the contemporary art market.
Since 1990, Yoshii Gallery has continually produced thought-provoking shows that highlight both established and emerging artists working in a wide range of media. In 1994, the exhibition of Giacometti’s “Early Works in Paris” was selected by the International Association of Art Critics as the second best gallery exhibition in the United States. In 2005, the gallery’s exhibition “Tadao Ando: Process of Creation” marked the first time the architect’s personal drawings were displayed in a commercial institution. Yoshii Gallery has also presented a number of exhibitions that explored the contrasting and distinctive cultures of the East and West, such as “Picasso & Hokusai” in 1999 and “Giacometti & Japanese Sculpture” in 1998.