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No Second Service

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

No Second Service
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L: 51.25 in, W: 38.25 in, D: 1 in

, c. 1970


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


Stretched and unframed

A group of eight people eat fish and rice at a table. In the foreground, with their backs to the viewer, a woman in brown with white collar watches her child dressed in red feed itself in the lower left ; seated next to them a man in blue shirt and overalls shovels rice with his chopsticks and arms upraised ; a boy in black and green stripes eats in lower right. Seated across the table in the upper left, facing the viewer, an old woman with blue sweater and white collar eats next to a child in lime green who refuses food with upraised hands and turning head from its mother dressed in rust in the center ; a girl in pink with white collar and pink bow in her hair pokes at her food on the upper right. White plates of fish and rice sit on the long wooden table next to white cups and oranges. At table center are two sets of salt and pepper shakers and two other condiment bottles. In the background on the wall are two white signs with grey print, "No Second Serving" and "Milk for Children and Sick people only."

Written on back, top center: Moret Cathedral [crossed out]

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