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

  • Exhibited

    New York, Pace/Macgill Gallery, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Lake Superior, October 27 - December 3, 2011 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Takaaki Matsumoto, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes, New York, 2015, p. 273 (another example illustrated, p. 245)

  • 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, Jacobs Creek Falls

signed "Sugimoto" lower right of mount; further blindstamped with the title, number and date "LAKE SUPERIOR JACOBS CREEK FALLS 2003 4/25 573" lower margin
gelatin silver print
image 16 3/4 x 21 1/2 in. (42.5 x 54.6 cm.)
sheet 18 7/8 x 22 5/8 in. (47.9 x 57.5 cm.)

Executed in 2003, this work is number 4 from an edition 25.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $25,000

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New York Auction 24 September 2019