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  • Provenance

    Sonnabend Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    R. Ferguson, ed., The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Sugimoto, 1993, n.p

  • 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, Oki III

Gelatin silver print.
18 1/8 x 23 3/4 in. (46.2 x 60.3 cm.).
Blindstamped with title, date, edition number and Sugi number “Sea of Japan Oki 1987 (300)” along the lower edge of the image. Signed “Hiroshi Sugimoto” lower right in the museum board’s margin. This work is from an edition of 25.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $54,000

Contemporary Art Part II

18 May 2007
10am & 2pm New York