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  • 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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Time Exposed portfolio

1991
Fifty laser-scanned tri-tone offset lithographs with letterpress embossed border, mounted to wove paper (as issued), with full margins, plus one bonus print of IBM Courtyard, Tokyo, each embossed with title, dated and annotated respectively
14 1/8 x 18 1/2 in. (35.9 x 47 cm)
from the edition of 500, published by Kyoto Shoin Co., Ltd., Japan, all in very good condition, contained in original aluminum box.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $17,500

Modern & Contemporary Editions

21 Nov 2010
New York