Roger Shimomura | Editioned Prints

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Prices are subject to change as editions sell out


LIZ, 2014
Lithograph
14 x 13 inches
Edition of 70
$600



MARILYN, 2014
Lithograph
14 x 13 inches
Edition of 74
$600



NIGHTWATCH MINIDOKA, 2013
Lithograph
28 x 38 inches
Edition of 51
$2,400



BANANA, 2012
Lithograph from a suite of 4
9.5 x 10 inches
Edition of 30
$500




ZERO, 2012
Lithograph from a suite of 4
9.5 x 10 inches
Edition of 30
$500




WHITE WASH, 2012
Lithograph from a suite of 4
9.5 x 10 inches
Edition of 30
$500




TARGET, 2012
Lithograph from a suite of 4
9.5 x 10 inches
Edition of 30
$500




KABUKI REHEARSAL, 2012
Lithograph
15.5 x 11 inches
Edition of 34
$750




KABUKI REHEARSAL #2, 2012
Lithograph
15.5 x 11 inches
Edition of 34
$750




AMERICAN BUDDAHEAD, 2012
Lithograph
29.5 x 10 inches
Edition of 30
$1,200




SUPER BUDDAHEAD, 2012
Lithograph
29.5 x 10 inches
Edition of 40
$1,500



MINIDOKA SNAPSHOTS, 2010
The Game
Lithograph, set of 6
6.5 x 8 inches
Edition of 30
$3,200 set of 6, $600 each




MINIDOKA SNAPSHOTS, 2010
Exploration
Lithograph, set of 6
6.5 x 8 inches
Edition of 30
$3,200 set of 6, $600 each




MINIDOKA SNAPSHOTS, 2010
Nightfall
Lithograph, set of 6
6.5 x 8 inches
Edition of 30
$3,200 set of 6, $600 each




MINIDOKA SNAPSHOTS, 2010
The Enemy
Lithograph, set of 6
6.5 x 8 inches
Edition of 30
$3,200 set of 6, $600 each




MINIDOKA SNAPSHOTS, 2010
Reveille
Lithograph, set of 6
6.5 x 8 inches
Edition of 30
$3,200 set of 6, $600 each




MINIDOKA SNAPSHOTS, 2010
Block 6
Lithograph, set of 6
6.5 x 8 inches
Edition of 30
$3,200 set of 6, $600 each


About "AMERICAN GUARDIAN"
 The inspiration for this lithograph comes from 17th C., (Muromachi period) Byobu painting. The image itself depicts a Japanese American incarceration camp from the vantage point of one of the guard towers that surrounded the camp. The sentry closely observes a child riding a tricycle, making reference to myself at the time of my incarceration when I was 4 years old. 



AMERICAN GUARDIAN, 2007
7-color lithograph
27 x 39 inches
Edition of 50
$3,000


AMERICAN CITIZEN #1, 2006
Lithograph, 16 x 12 inches
Edition of 18
$800



AMERICAN CITIZEN #2, 2006
Lithograph, 16 x 12 inches
Edition of 18
$800



MISTAKEN IDENTITIES, 2005
A suite of six lithographs
14.5 x 12.5 inches (paper), 10.5 x 9 inches (image area)
Edition of 45
$5,500 for the suite/$900 individually
Price subject to change as the edition sells out.

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KANSAS SAMURAI, 2004
Color lithograph  45 x 31 inches  Edition of 46 
Published by Lawrence Lithography
$3,000.


 


 



MIX & MATCH, No. 1, 2001
Color lithograph 20.5 x 28.5 inches Edition of 46
Published by Lawrence Lithography
$1,500.




 



END OF THE RAINBOW, 2004
22 x 27.5 inches
Lithograph, Edition of 50, Published by Lawrence Lithography Workshop
$1,000.

 


Earlier Editions:
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ENTER THE RICE COOKER, 1994
Silkscreen 36 x 41 inches Edition of 170
Published by Brand X Editions for Greenpeace
$3,500.

The YELLOW NO SAME Suite, 1992



The artist writes:
"This series of prints explores America's inability to distinguish between Japanese and Japanese American people. This is what brought about the internment camps of World War II. In the twelve images, different Japanese American people stand behind the barbed wire of the internment camps, while traditional Japanese figures such as costumed actors stand in front of the wire barrier."




Four are available individually from YELLOW NO SAME, as priced priced below.


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YELLOW NO SAME: No. 3 $650. framed Each


YELLOW NO SAME: No. 5 $600. Each


YELLOW NO SAME: No. 6 $600. Each


YELLOW NO SAME: No. 12 $600. Each




UNTITLED #3, UNTITLED #4 (wrench/Marilyn), 1987
Silkscreen, 25 x 10.5 inches, each $500.




FIRST VIEW through SIXTH VIEW, 1983
Suite of six silk-screens 9 x 8.5 inches each
Edition of 30
Full set of 6, $1,000.
Individually $150 each (all available except no. 2)



SEVEN VIEWS OF A JAPANESE RESTAURANT, NO. 1, 1977
Silkscreen on paper
21 x 24 inches, Edition of 30 $1,000.




SEVEN VIEWS OF A JAPANESE RESTAURANT, NO. 4, 1977
Silkscreen on paper
21 x 24 inches, Edition of 30 $1,000.

"To most non-Asians in this country, the differences between the Japanese, Chinese and other Asian people are either indistinguishable or immaterial. During WW II this insensitivity was expressed by their failure to recognize the differences between the Japanese people and Americans of Japanese descent. Today, history is being forced to admit the gravity of this error in judgment..."

- Roger Shimomura, March 1992

Roger Shimomura | Editioned Book
Memories of Childhood


Roger Shimomura published a book of silk-screens and letterpress quotes that was printed at the Lawrence Lithography workshop. The artist again turned to his Grandmother's diary (from her time in the encampment during World War II) for subject matter for this project. The final piece is a tender and very moving book.

"When I was a very young child, my family and I were interned in a camp in Idaho for two years during World War II. This book is comprised of 10 lithographs, each with one line of text, depicting my memories from that time period. They include my third birthday, the birth of my sister, having the chicken pox, and the traditional Japanese festivals that took place in the camps."


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MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD 1942-44, 1999
Book of ten lithographs printed in color, bound, 12 x 10 x 1 inches, Edition of 30, published by Lawrence Lithography Workshop
$6,000