Hiroshi Sugimoto - New Now New York Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sonnabend Gallery, New York
    Aqcuired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Seoul, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Hiroshi Sugimoto, December 5, 2013 - March 23, 2014, p. 92 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

  • Literature

    Takaaki Matsumoto, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters, 2016, p. 29 (another example 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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Sam Eric, Pennsylvania

signed "Hiroshi Sugimoto" lower right of the mount; further blindstamped with the title, edition number, negative number and date "Sam Eric Pennsylvania 1978 20/25 202" lower edge
gelatin silver print
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.)
Executed in 1978, this work is number 20 from an edition of 25.

Another example from this edition is housed in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

$20,000 - 30,000 

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New York Auction 26 September 2018