An Epistolary Friendship: Miné Okubo’s Letters to Kay Sekimachi
Archives of American Art
Smithsonian staff publications
Archivist Rihoko Ueno examines the friendship of Miné Okubo and Kay Sekimachi through their letters. Miné Okubo letter to Kay Sekimachi Stocksdale, 1956 August 27. Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers, 1937-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. In a letter to Kay Sekimachi dated August 27, 1956, Miné Okubo wrote (grammar and emphasis Okubo’s own), “At this point in my decision to follow the pure creative painting I think I am stark raving mad but it’s too late to turn back for I’ve put too much into the fight.” Found in the Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers are...