Astoria Theater, New York

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, New York, 1993

  • Artist Bio

    Hiroshi Sugimoto

    Japanese • 1948

    Hiroshi Sugimoto's work examines the concepts of time, space and the metaphysics of human existence through breathtakingly perfect images of theaters, mathematical forms, wax figures and seascapes. His 8 x 10 inch, large-format camera and long exposures give an almost eerie serenity to his images, treating the photograph as an ethereal time capsule and challenging its associations of the 'instant.' 

    In his famed Seascapes, Sugimoto sublimely captures the nature of water and air, sharpening and blurring the elements together into a seamless, formless entity.  This reflection of the human condition and its relationship with time follows through his exploration of historical topics and timeless beauty as he uniquely replicates the world around us.

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Astoria Theater, New York

1976
gelatin silver print
15 x 22 1/2 in. (38.1 x 57.2 cm.)
Signed, titled, numbered and dated "Astoria Theatre New York 1976 Hiroshi Sugimoto 1/25 234" on a label affixed to the reverse of the frame. This work is number 1 from an edition of 25 plus 5 artist's proofs.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

sold for $22,500

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Contemporary Art Day

New York 12 November 2013 11AM