Hiroshi Sugimoto - New Now London Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Ileana Sonnabend Gallery, New York
    Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1999)
    Sotheby's, London, 11 February 2010, lot 173
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Dr. Hans Belting, Theatres Hiroshi Sugimoto, New York, 2000, pp. 193-192 (another example illustrated, p. 193)

  • 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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South Bay Drive-in

embossed with the title, numbered and dated 'SOUTH BAY DRIVE-IN SOUTH BAY 1993 9/25 728' lower edge
gelatin silver print
47.9 x 58.3 cm (18 7/8 x 22 7/8 in.)
Executed in 1993, this work is number 9 from an edition of 25.

£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £12,600

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London Auction 13 July 2021