Hiroshi Sugimoto - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, June 27, 2013 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Sotheby's London, 'Contemporary Art, Evening Sale', 07 February 2007, lot 64
    Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

gelatin silver print
149 x 119 cm. (58 5/8 x 46 7/8 in.)
Signed 'H Sugimoto' on a studio label affixed to the reverse. This work is number 5 from an edition of 5.

£120,000 - 180,000 

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London 28 June 2013 2pm