Baltic Sea, Rügen

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans
    Private Collection, 2001
    Acquired directly from the above, 2011

  • Literature

    Brougher and Elliott, Hiroshi Sugimoto, p. 140 for center image

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Mystery of mysteries, water and air are right there before us in the sea. Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing.” - Hiroshi Sugimoto

  • Artist Bio

    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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Baltic Sea, Rügen

1996
Gelatin silver print triptych.
Each 16 5/8 x 21 1/4 in. (42.2 x 54 cm)
Installation 26 1/2 x 97 in. (67.3 x 246.4 cm)

Each signed in pencil on the mount; each with blindstamp title, date, number 15/25 and sequential numbers '450-452' in the margin.

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

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New York Auction 1 October 2019