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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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Chapel of Notre Dame Du Haut

1998
black and white photograph
image 58.5 x 46.7 cm (23 x 18 3/8 in.)
sheet 60.2 x 49.1 cm (23 3/4 x 19 3/8 in.)

Signed 'Sugimoto' on the supporting sheet. Stamped '1/25 034' lower right margin. This work is number 1 from an edition of 25.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £12,500

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Henry Highley
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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 13 February 2015 2pm