Hiroshi Sugimoto - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Sonnabend Gallery, New York
    Robert Klein Gallery, Boston
    Collection of Dr. Anthony Terrana, Wellesley, Massachusetts
    Phillips, New York, The Curious Collector: Important Photographs from the Collection of Dr. Anthony Terrana, New York, 3 April 2013, lot 96

  • Literature

    Hatje Cantz, Hiroshi Sugimoto, p. 54

  • 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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Devonian Period

Gelatin silver print.
15 1/4 x 22 7/8 in. (38.7 x 58.1 cm)
Signed and numbered '116' in pencil on the mount; blindstamp title, date and number '16/25, 116' in the margin.

$15,000 - 25,000 

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New York Auction 14 October 2020