Hiroshi Sugimoto - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sonnabend Gallery, New York

  • 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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Gulf of Bothnia, Hornslandet

Gelatin silver print.
42 x 54 cm (16 1/2 x 21 1/4 in).

Blindstamped with title and date ‘GULF OF BOTHNIA HORNSLANDET 1996’ and numbered 25 in margin. Signed ‘Hiroshi Sugimoto’ on the mount. This work is from an edition of 25.

£18,000 - 25,000 

Sold for £13,750

Contemporary Art Day Sale

30 June 2010