Hiroshi Sugimoto - Editions, Photographs and Design Hong Kong Friday, June 14, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner from Museum der Moderne, Salzburg

  • Artist Biography

    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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Mathematical Form: Surface 0004

Lithograph on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 45 x 35.7 cm (17 3/4 x 14 in.)
S. 55 x 45 cm (21 5/8 x 17 3/4 in.)

Signed and numbered 36/75 in pencil, framed.

HK$15,000 - 30,000 

Sold for HK$15,240

Contact Specialist

Nick Wilson
Senior Director, Head of Editions, Photographs and Design, Asia
+852 2318 2022

Robert Kennan
Head of Editions, Europe

Editions, Photographs and Design

Hong Kong Auction 14 June 2024