Hiroshi Sugimoto - Saturday@Phillips New York Saturday, September 29, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Eyestorm, London and Sonnabend Sundell Editions, New York

  • 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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U.A. Walker, New York (incl. book: "Theaters / Hirsohi Sugimoto")

1978/ 2000
17 1/4 x 21 1/8 in. (43.8 x 53.7 cm).
Signed lower edge. Numbered on label. This work is from an edition of 1000.

$1,500 - 2,000 

Sold for $2,083


29 Sept 2007, 10am & 2pm
New York