Year of the Labbit 2011

Item No.: 322653

Custom Labbit by Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani, New York, NY

Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani is an 91-year-old artist who was born in Sacramento, California in 1920 and raised in Hiroshima, Japan. At age 18, he returned to the United States to pursue a career in art and escape the growing militarism in Japan. "Make art not war" is Jimmy Mirikitani's motto. His life is profiled in the award-winning documentary The Cats of Mirikitani. In it unfolds a tale of an artist who, after being incarcerated at Tule Lake during the war, lives on the fringes of society, often homeless, until the events of September 11 connect him with a filmmaker who unravels his past. Both the DVD and Mirikitani's prints have been a staple at the Museum Store.

Ballpoint pen, 4.5"H.


This is an original work of art and is not recommended as a toy for children. No discounts will be applied. ALL SALES ARE FINAL

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