Hiroshi Sugimoto - New Now London Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    The Market Inc., Tokyo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2008

  • 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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Mathematical Form: Surface 0045 with a Conic Singularity

signed 'Sugimoto' lower right and stamped with the number '11/25' lower centre; further numbered '11' on a label affixed to the inside of the accompanying artist's box
gelatin silver print and accompanying silk-covered book, both presented in original artist's metal box
sheet 25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 7 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2005, this work is number 11 from an edition of 25 plus 5 artist's proofs.

£3,000 - 5,000 

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London Auction 11 April 2018