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

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

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, At the End of the Century: One Hundred Years of Architecture, February 27 - June 25, 2000, p. 26 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Tokyo, Mori Art Museum; Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; San Francisco, De Young Museum; Düsseldorf, K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen; Salzburg, Museum der Monderne; Neue Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; Kunstmuseum Luzern, Hiroshi Sugimoto, September 2005 - January 2009, p. 189 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

  • Literature

    Deborah Aaronson ed., New York: A Photographer's City, New York, 2011, p. 28 (another example illustrated)
    Harry N. Abrams, Inc., The Metropolitan Bank & Trust Collection: Photography Transformed, New York, 2002, p. 201 (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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Chrysler Building, William Van Allen

signed "Hiroshi Sugimoto" lower right of the mount; further blindstamped with the number and inventory number "7/25 905" lower right
gelatin silver print
24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm.)
Executed in 1997, this work is number 7 from an edition of 25.

Another example from this edition is housed in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $35,000

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New York Auction 26 September 2018