Hiroshi Sugimoto - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 4, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sonnabend Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Hamburg Kennedy, New York: A Photographer's City, p. 28; Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Photography Transformed: The Metropolitan Bank & Trust Collection, p. 20

  • 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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Chrysler Building - William Van Alen

Gelatin silver print.
23 x 18 1/2 in. (58.4 x 47 cm).
Blindstamp number 14/25 905 in the margin; signed in pencil on the mount.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $47,500


4 October 2011
New York