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."


    
UNTITLED SUITE (Marilyn/Crayon, Liz/Lipstick, Liz/Hand, Marilyn/Wrench), 1987-88
Silkscreens
25 x 10.5 inches
Edition of 30
$3,000





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


SEVEN VIEWS OF A JAPANESE RESTAURANT #7, 1978
Silkscreen on paper
21 x 24
Edition of 30
$1,200



SEVEN VIEWS OF A JAPANESE RESTAURANT: #6, 1978
Silkscreen
21 x 24 inches
Edition of 30
$1,000



ORIENTAL MASTERPRINT #25, 1976
Silkscreen
23.75 x 23.75 inches
Edition of 20
$1,000



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


ORIENTAL MASTERPRINT #5, 1974
Silkscreen
25 x 25 inches
Edition of 20
$1,600


ORIENTAL MASTERPRINT #12, 1975
Silkscreen
19 x 19 inches
Edition of 20
$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