Hiroshi Sugimoto - PHOTOGRAPHS New York Friday, April 16, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    This portfolio was published on the occasion of two concurrent exhibitions in 2002 at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh and the IBM Courtyard, Tokyo. As such, in addition to the fifty seascapes, this portfolio includes an additional print showing an installation view of the IBM Courtyard.

  • 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

Kyoto: Kyoto Shoin Co., Ltd, 1991. Fifty-one off-set lithographs.
Fifty prints 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (24.1 x 31.1 cm); one print 2 x 15 1/8 in. (5.1 x 38.4 cm).
Each with blindstamp title, date and number on the mount. Title page. Colophon. Contained in an aluminum folio case. One from an edition of 500.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $16,250


16 April 2010
New York