Hiroshi Sugimoto - NOW: Art of the 21st Century Theme Sale New York Saturday, March 6, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection

  • 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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Tokyo International Forum

Gelatin silver print.
23 5/8 x 19 1/4 in. (60 x 48.9 cm) paper size.
Signed "Sugimoto," blindstamp with SUGI number 944 and numbered of 25 lower right margin. This work is from an edition of 25.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $8,750

NOW: Art of the 21st Century Theme Sale

6 March 2010
New York