Hiroshi Sugimoto - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Thursday, May 19, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gagosian, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007

  • Exhibited

    St. Louis, Pullitzer Arts Foundation, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Photographs of Joe, May 12–October 14, 2006, p. 87 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 18)
    Beverly Hills, Gagosian, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Joe, September 9–October 14, 2006 (another example exhibited)

  • 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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JOE 2083

signed on a label affixed to the reverse of the panel
gelatin silver print, in artist's frame
print 58 3/4 x 47 in. (149.2 x 119.4 cm)
framed 71 3/4 x 60 in. (182.2 x 152.4 cm)

Executed in 2005–2006, this work is number 2 from an edition of 5.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $107,100

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 19 May 2022