Hiroshi Sugimoto - Under the Influence New York Thursday, September 19, 2013 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Koyanagi-Shoten Gallery, Tokyo
    Acquired directly from the above by the previous owner in 2006
    Sotheby's, London, Contemporary Day Sale, July 2, 2008, lot 337
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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No. 921 from the German Pavillion by Mies van der Rohe

gelatin silver print
18 1/2 x 23 in. (47 x 58.4 cm.)
Signed and stamp numbered "Sugimoto 11/25 921" lower right. This work is number 11 from an edition of 25.

$15,000 - 20,000 

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Under the Influence

New York 19 September 2013 2pm