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Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

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H: 51 in, W: 38.125 in

New York, N.Y., c. 1975


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


Unstretched and unframed. Formerly stapled. 1 painting : image 51 x 38.125 in., unstretched canvas 55.125 x 4.375 in.

Focal point is Statue of Liberty with New York Harbor and Manhattan, New York in the background. A blue-grey statue of a woman in draped tunic and spiked crown stands on a pedestal facing the viewer with a tablet in her left hand and a torch raised above her head in her right. A bird flies above the tablet. The green tops of trees span the bottom of image behind statue. The blue waters of New York Harbor extend from the trees to the brown and blue cityscape of New York City on the horizon two-thirds up on the right. Two sloops and one three-masted barque sail on the open water on the left. A schooner and a sloop sail on the water on the right as a red ferry departs Liberty Island and another approaches from New York. The New York skyline reflects in the Harbor under a blue sky with few clouds.

Signed in medium, bottom left corner: H. Sugimoto

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