Hiroshi Sugimoto - New Now New York Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Tilton Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in March 1995

  • Literature

    Hiroshi Sugimoto, Theaters: Hiroshi Sugimoto, New York, 2000, p. 174 (another example illustrated, p. 123)

  • 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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Paramount, Oakland

signed "Hiroshi Sugimoto" lower right of mount; blindstamped with the title, number and date "PARAMOUNT OAKLAND 1994 6/25 256" in the margin
gelatin silver print
image 16 5/8 x 21 3/8 in. (42.2 x 54.3 cm)
sheet 19 x 24 in. (48.3 x 61 cm)
mount 20 x 25 3/4 in. (50.8 x 65.4 cm)

Executed in 1994, this work is number 6 from an edition of 25.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $13,750

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New York Auction 30 September 2020