Hiroshi Sugimoto - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    Locarno, Galleria SPSAS, Motion Picture by Hiroshi Sugimoto, August 5 - September 24, 1995, n.p. (another example exhibited and 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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Grand Lake, Oakland

signed, titled, numbered and dated "Grand Lake Oakland 1992 Hiroshi Sugimoto 3/25 240" lower right of mount; further blindstamped with the title and number "GRAND LAKE 3/25 240" lower margin
gelatin silver print
image 16 1/2 x 21 1/4 in. (41.9 x 54 cm.)
sheet 19 x 23 5/8 in. (48.3 x 60 cm.)

Executed in 1992, this work is number 3 from an edition of 25.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $12,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 15 May | On View at 450 Park Avenue