Hiroshi Sugimoto - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 15, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Jay Jopling, London; Private collection

  • Literature

    H. Belting, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters, New York, 2000, p. 179 (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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Orange Drive-In, Orange

Gelatin silver print. 
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm).
Signed "Hiroshi Sugimoto" on the mat.  Blindstamped with title and date "Orange Drive-In, Orange 1993" and numbered of 25.  This work is from an edition of 25.  

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $25,000

Contemporary Art Part II

15 May 2009, 10am
New York