Hiroshi Sugimoto - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    Shiro Kuramata & Hiroshi Sugimoto: Works from the Absent Past, Wright, Chicago, January 15, 2015, lot 111
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Tripoli Gallery, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes, August 27 - October 21, 2014 (another example exhibited)

  • 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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Lake Superior, Cascade River

signed "Sugimoto" lower right of mount; further blindstamped with the title, number and date "LAKE SUPERIOR CASCADE RIVER 2003 18/25 570" lower margin
gelatin silver print
image 16 5/8 x 21 3/8 in. (42.2 x 54.3 cm.)
sheet 18 7/8 x 22 3/4 in. (47.9 x 57.8 cm.)

Executed in 2003, this work is number 18 from an edition of 25.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $81,250

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 14 November 2018