Hiroshi Sugimoto - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, May 17, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

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

  • Exhibited

    Tokyo, Mori Art Museum, Hiroshi Sugimoto, September 17, 2005 – January 9, 2006, then traveled to Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, (February 16– May 14, 2006) (another example exhibited)
    London, PACE, Rothko/Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes, October 4, 2012 – November 17, 2012 (another example exhibited)
    Sydney, Australia, Art Gallery of NSW, permanent collection as of 1997 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    K. Brougher and P. Müller-Tamm, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Mori Art Museum and Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2005, p. 143 (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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Bass Strait, Table Cape

gelatin silver print
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.)
Blind stamped with title, number and date "BASS STRAIT, TABLE CAPE1997 7/25 466"; further signed "Hiroshi Sugimoto" along the lower margin.
This work is number 7 from an edition of 25.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $30,000

Contact Specialist
Amanda Stoffel
Head of Sale
+1 212 940 1261

Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 17 May 2013 10am