Hiroshi Sugimoto - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, May 16, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
    Private Collection

  • 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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Honen Dam, Tohjiro Sano

gelatin silver print
image 23 x 18 1/2 in. (58.4 x 47 cm.)
sheet 24 x 19 in. (61 x 48.3 cm.)

Stamp numbered, titled, annotated and dated "Honen Dam, Tohjiro Sano 2001 18/25 980" lower right; further signed "Hiroshi Sugimoto" on the mount.
This work is number 18 from an edition of 25 plus 5 artist's proofs.

$20,000 - 30,000 

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

Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 16 May 2014 11am