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  • Provenance

    Sonnabend, New York
    Private Collection, United Kingdom

  • 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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North Pacific Ocean, Mt. Tamalpais

black and white photograph
image 42 x 54.3 cm (16 1/2 x 21 3/8 in.)
sheet 48.5 x 60.5 cm (19 1/8 x 23 7/8 in.)

Signed, titled, numbered and dated 'North Pacific Ocean Mt Tamalpais 1994 Hiroshi Sugimoto 1/25 420' on the supporting sheet. Stamped 'NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN 1/25 420' in the lower margin. This work is number 1 from an edition of 25.

£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £16,250

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 13 February 2015 2pm