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  • Provenance

    Sonnabend Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Architecture, p. 28

  • Catalogue Essay

    "When people call me a photographer, I always feel like something of a charlatan—at least in Japanese. The word shashin, for photograph, combined the characters sha, meaning to reflect or copy, and shin, meaning truth, hence the photographer seems to entertain grand delusions of portraying truth.”
    -Hiroshi Sugimoto

  • 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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United Nations Headquarters

1997
Gelatin silver print.
58 3/4 x 47 in. (149.2 x 119.4 cm)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 1/5 on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the artist's frame.

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

Contact Specialist
Vanessa Kramer Hallett
Worldwide Head, Photographs
[email protected]
+1 212 940 1245

Photographs

New York 30 September & 1 October 2013