Hiroshi Sugimoto - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 16, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sonnabend Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, Sugimoto, November 21, 1995 - January 14, 1996 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    H. Sugimoto, Sugimoto, East Greenwich, 1996, p. 67 (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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Ionian Sea, Santa Cesarea

Gelatin silver print.
19 3/4 x 25 in. (50.2 x 63.5 cm).

Signed "Hiroshi Sugimoto" lower right; blind stamped with title and date "IONIAN SEA SANTA CESAREA 1993" and numbered of 25 along the lower margin of print. This work is from and edition of 25.

$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $34,600

Contemporary Art Part II

16 May 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York