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  • Literature

    Skira Editore, Motion Picture, pl. 12
    Sonnabend Sundell Editions and Eyestorm, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theatres, p. 103
    Thames & Hudson, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Exposed, pl. 36

  • 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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El Capitan, Hollywood

Gelatin silver print.
16 5/8 x 21 1/4 in. (42.2 x 54 cm)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 10/25 '245' in pencil on the mount; blindstamp title, date and number 10/25 '245' in the margin.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $32,500

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New York 30 September & 1 October 2013