Hiroshi Sugimoto - Under the Influence London Sunday, April 12, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Eyestorm Gallery

  • 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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U.A. Walker, New York, 1978

printed 2000
photogravure, in artist's aluminium portfolio
sheet 43.8 x 53.7 cm (17 1/4 x 21 1/8 in.)
portfolio 45.3 x 54.8 cm (17 7/8 x 21 5/8 in.)

Signed 'Hiroshi Sugimoto' lower left. This work is number 280 from an edition of 1000.

£1,000 - 2,000 

Sold for £1,500

Contact Specialist
Tamila Kerimova
Head of Under the Influence, London
+44 207 318 4065

Under the Influence

London Auction 13 April 2015  4pm