Contemporary paperweight made 1988 by Japanese artist Yoko Hirosawa. A freeform shape in crystal clear glass with shimmering glass powder in the center, like a cloud in the center. A modern art line drawing in what appears to be copper wire, in the shape of a naked female form. The copper wire is red in appearance. The style reminds me of the wire sculptures of Alexander Calder. Also reminds me of the line drawings of John Lennon. Almost abstract but definitely a female person. Quite Picasso-like. Engraved signature Yoko Hirosawa, dated 1988. Yoko is a world renowned glass artist, who has won numerous world prizes for her art glass. She has had exhibitions all over the world, and is represented in art galleries in Japan and the U.S. She studied at Tokyo Glass Art Institute, as well as Rochester Institute of Technology. Size of paperweight is 4 by 3 by 1.5 inches deep. Condition is good. I see a few light surface scratches from normal handling. They are very tiny and do not detract. If you are a collector of contemporary art glass paperweights, this is an interesting example for your collection.
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Contemporary Glass Paperweight Yoko Hirosawa 1988