Hiroshi Sugimoto - Under the Influence New York Monday, February 26, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sonnabend Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    K. Brougher, ed., Hiroshi Sugimoto: Memories in Black and White, New York,
    1993, n.p. (illustrated)

  • 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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Sea of Japan, Hokkaido I

Gelatin silver print.
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm).
Signed “Hiroshi Sugimoto” lower right. Blindstamped with title, numbered of 25 and stamped with Sugi number 306 “SEA OF JAPAN HOKKAIDO I 1986” lower center. This work is from an edition of 25.

$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $48,000

Under the Influence

26 Feb 2007, 10am & 2pm
New York