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  • Provenance

    Sonnabend Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Belting, Theaters Hiroshi Sugimoto, p. 91
    Galleria SPSAS, Motion Picture by Sugimoto, n.p.

  • Catalogue Essay

    “The work allows one to pause and observe something closely. It freezes the world and captures it, holds it still so that one can examine and study it.” -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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Regency, San Francisco

1992
Gelatin silver print.
16 5/8 x 21 1/4 in. (42.2 x 54 cm)
Signed in pencil on the mount; blindstamp title, date and number 15/25, 239 in the margin.

Estimate
$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $37,500

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Innovators of Photography: A Private East Coast Collection

New York Auction 8 October 2015