Hiroshi Sugimoto - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | Phillips
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    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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U.A. Walker Theatre, New York, 1978

Photogravure, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins, contained in the original metal portfolio case.
I. 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. (29.2 x 37.5 cm)
S. 17 1/8 x 21 1/8 in. (43.5 x 53.7 cm)

Signed in pencil, stamp numbered '0424' on a label affixed to the interior of the case (the edition was 1000), co-published by Eyestorm, London and Sonnabend Sundell Editions, New York.

$1,000 - 2,000 

Sold for $3,810

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