Roger Shimomura | Earlier Works

Paintings


Roger Shimomura
UNTITLED (FORTUNE COOKIE), 1985
Acrylic on canvas
42 x 48 inches
$27,000



Prints


KANSAS SAMURAI, 2004
Color lithograph
45 x 31 inches
Edition of 46
Published by Lawrence Lithography
$6,000



MIX & MATCH, No. 1, 2001
Color lithograph 20.5 x 28.5 inches Edition of 46
Published by Lawrence Lithography
$2,000 framed

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."





SIXTH SIGN ON THE TOKAIDO, 1983
Silkscreen on paper
21 x 13 inches
Edition of 30
$600



SIX VIEWS (Full set of 6), 1983
Silkscreen
9 x 8.5 inches
Edition of 30
$1,000

Third View, Fifth View and Sixth View also available individually for $150 each


SODO, 1976
Screenprint
30 x 30 inches
$1,500

"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