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Eitaro Ishigaki, Street *Left Panel, 1925 (1926 Independent Artists Exhibition)

Women in fur coats, a girl distributing leaflets, a nun,
and a figure on crutches can be seen in the
background. A young boy selling newspapers is on the
far right, depicting the New York City of that time,
where people from all walks of life came and went.
The left half of the work is now in the collection of the
Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, while the right half
is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art,

The Nichibei Jiho (Japan America Times) wrote, “The
procession of anonymous people standing quietly on
the street of 14th Street is a manifestation of the
falseness of human life. The painstaking arrangement
of the figures captures excellence in both technique
and color without regret” (Noboru Fujioka, “Dokuritsu Bijutsu Tenjin Zairyo Bijutsu Tenjin Zairyo” [Eleven Japanese Artists from the
Cord Area Exhibited at the Independent Art Exhibition],
The Japan-America Jiho, March 13, 1926).