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Ray Yoshida


charcoal on paper

24 1/4" x 19 1/4"

Yoshida painted a series of works that featured cars in the mid-90s. In this undated drawing, the cars, with their seemingly hairy and rugged exteriors appear to vibrate, shudder, and lurch over rocky terrain and through a maze of doughy shapes. Perhaps these hairy-looking cars are a play on words (which the artist was fond of) and allude to a hairy, potentially dangerous situation. After all, according to Yoshida, the reason for his car series was as follows: "I drive a lot and am very aggressive and impatient."


Gift of the Raymond K. Yoshida Living Trust and Kohler Foundation, Inc.