Hiroshi Sugimoto - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, May 15, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Pace Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Hiroshi Sugimoto: Architecture of Time, unpaginated; Hiroshi Sugimoto/Hirshhorn, 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
image 16 1/2 x 21 1/4 in. (41.9 x 54 cm)
sheet 18 3/4 x 22 3/4 in. (47.6 x 57.8 cm)

Blindstamped, titled, dated, and numbered "BASS STRAIT TABLE CAPE 1997 16/25 479" in the margin. Further signed 'Hiroshi Sugimoto' in pencil on the paper mount. This work is number 16 from an edition of 25.

$18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for $21,875

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Day Sale 15 May 2015 11am