Hiroshi Sugimoto - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sonnabend Gallery, New York
    Phillips, New York, 4 April 2016, lot 57

  • Literature

    Hatje Cantz, Hiroshi Sugimoto, p. 203
    Kunsthaus Bregenz, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Architecture of Time, p. 17

  • 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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Church of Light, Tadao Ando

Gelatin silver print.
23 x 18 1/2 in. (58.4 x 47 cm)
Signed in pencil on the mount; blindstamp number 4/25, 911 in the margin.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $50,400

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs, New York

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 12 October 2022