Hiroshi Sugimoto - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, March 8, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Pace Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum; Gunma, Hara Museum ARC; Akron Art Museum, Sugimoto, 1995-1996, 21 November 1995 - 31 May 1998, p. 81 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 31)
    Madrid, Sala de Exposiciones de la Fundación "La Caixa"; Lisbon, Centro Cultural de Belém, Sugimoto, 29 May 1998 - 24 January 1999, p. 140, no. SUG-418 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 141)
    Tokyo, Mori Art Museum; Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Hiroshi Sugimoto, 17 September 2005 - 14 May 2006, p. 135 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Kunstmuseum St. Gallen; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Through the Looking Brain: A Swiss Collection of Conceptual Photography, 14 January 2011 - 29 January 2012, p. 230 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

  • 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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English Channel, Weston Cliff

signed 'Hiroshi Sugimoto' lower right of mount; further titled, numbered and dated 'English Channel, Weston Cliff 14/25 1994' lower margin
gelatin silver print
image 41.9 x 54.3 cm (16 1/2 x 21 3/8 in.)
sheet 47 x 60.3 cm (18 1/2 x 23 3/4 in.)

Executed in 1994, this work is number 14 from an edition of 25.

£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £58,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 9 March 2018