Hiroshi Sugimoto - Under the Influence New York Tuesday, February 27, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Published by Carolina Nitsch, New York for The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 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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La Boite en Bois (The Wooden Box), 2004

Two original unique negatives by the artist paired with black and white contact prints on fiber paper, placed between glass in Japanese wooden box.
Glass: 16 1/2 x 10 x 1 3/8 in. (41.9 x 25.4 x 3.5 cm). Box: 18 x 12 x 3 3/4 in. (45.7 x 30.5 x 9.5 cm).
Signed and numbered of 35 “Sugimoto” on the colophon page included in wooden box. This work is from an edition of 35 plus ten artist's proofs and is accompanied with installation instructions provided by the publisher.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $30,000

Under the Influence

26 Feb 2007, 10am & 2pm
New York