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  • Provenance

    Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
    Christie's, Los Angeles, 7 June 2000, lot 131

  • Literature

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, A New Reality: Black and White Photography in Contemporary Art, p. 57

  • 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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Metropolitan Los Angeles

1993
Gelatin silver print.
16 1/2 x 21 3/8 in. (41.9 x 54.3 cm)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 12/25 in pencil on the mount; blindstamp title and number 12/25 246 in the margin.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $27,500

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Vanessa Kramer Hallett
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Photographs

2 October 2012
New York