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Okubo, Mine


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drawing
H: 9.25 in, W: 13 in
ink
paper

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.150)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 9.25 x 13 in.

A woman with a flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo, stands in profile in the left foreground, wearing an oversized, government issued G.I. jacket. In the center ground are two men dressed identically in the same jacket, pants, gloves, socks and shoes. Beyond them, three additional figures stand, similarly attired. Barracks, fences, and utility poles are visible in the background. The ground is frozen and uneven.

Inscription
Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 143. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 143. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 143.

History
Drawings for the book, Citizen 13660, began as sketches and drawings created by Okubo while incarcerated at Tanforan and Topaz to tell faithful friends about camp life and were intended for exhibition purposes. Drawing is on page 151 of book.

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