Hiroshi Sugimoto - New Now New York Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sonnabend Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Property of an Esteemed New York Collection


Arctic Ocean, Nord Kapp

signed "Hiroshi Sugimoto" lower right of the mount; blindstamped with the title, number and date "ARCTIC OCEAN NORD KAPP 1991 15/25 373" in the margin
gelatin silver print
image 16 5/8 x 21 1/4 in. (42.2 x 54 cm)
sheet 18 5/8 x 23 5/8 in. (47.3 x 60 cm)
mount 19 3/4 x 25 in. (50.2 x 63.5 cm)

Executed in 1991, this work is number 15 from an edition of 25.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $25,200

Contact Specialist

Avery Semjen

Head of Sale, New Now

212 940 1207


New Now

New York Auction 9 March 2022