Hiroshi Sugimoto - New Now New York Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Pace Gallery, New York
    Private Collection, Chicago
    Thence by descent to 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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Property From An Important Chicago Collection


Lake Superior, Cascade River

signed "Sugimoto" lower right of mount; further blindstamped with the title, number and date "LAKE SUPERIOR CASCADE RIVER 2003 7/25 563" lower margin
gelatin silver print
image 16 3/4 x 21 1/2 in. (42.5 x 54.6 cm)
sheet 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.)

Executed in 2003, this work is number 7 from an edition of 25.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $27,500

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New York Auction 24 September 2019