Hiroshi Sugimoto - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, November 14, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Sonnabend Gallery, New York
    Private Collection
    Sotheby's, New York, Contemporary Art Day Auction, Thursday, May 15, 2008, lot 427
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Locarno, Galleria SPSAS, Motion Picture by Sugimoto, August 5 - September 24, 1995 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Motion Picture by Sugimoto, exh. cat., Galleria SPSAS, Locarno, 1995, n.p. (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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Saint James Theatre New Zealand

gelatin silver print
sheet 18 5/8 x 23 3/4 in. (47.3 x 60.3 cm)
Signed "Hiroshi Sugimoto" on the mount. Blind stamped with title and dated "Saint James New Zealand 1991" along the lower edge; numbered "11/25 235" lower right. This work is number 11 from an edition of 25.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $25,000

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 14 November 2014 11am