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My Wife Susie

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

My Wife Susie
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H: 19.25 in, W: 15.25 in, Frame: 24.5 x 20.5 x 2 in

New York, N.Y., 1988


Gift of Madeleine Sugimoto and Naomi Tagawa, Japanese American National Museum


Stretched and framed.

Portrait of greying Susie Sugimoto, the artist's wife. A smiling woman gazes at the viewer. Her hair is upswept and she wears a red short sleeve top over a blue high-neck long sleeve blouse with a red heart below the collar. Only one red earring is visible. "Love, Peace, Eternal Life" is written above her, top center, in a field of blue.

Signed in medium, top center: Peace, Love, Eternal Life ; bottom corner: My Wife Susie by Henry Sugimoto, 1988 Written on back, top center: Susie, 20 x 18"

Susie died in 1987.

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