Hiroshi Sugimoto - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sonnabend Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    London, White Cube, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits, January 16 - March 3, 2001;
    New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Sugimoto Portraits, July 26 - December 10, 2001, p. 147 (illustrated); Hartford, The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Structures of Difference, 2003; New London, Connecticut, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Subject, May 14 - August 14, 2006

  • 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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Yasser Arafat

Gelatin silver print in artist’s wooden frame.
58 3/4 x 47 in. (149.2 x 119.4 cm) image; 71 3/4 x 60 in. (182.2 x 152.4 cm) framed.
Signed “Hiroshi Sugimoto” on a Sugimoto Studio label adhered to the reverse. This work is from an edition of five.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $48,000

Contemporary Art Part II

18 May 2007
10am & 2pm New York