Hiroshi Sugimoto - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Monday, June 27, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    Phillips, New York, Under the Influence, 7 March 2014, lot 211
    Acquired at 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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Colors of Shadow c1028

pigment print
image: 134.9 x 106 cm (53 1/8 x 41 3/4 in.)
frame: 166.1 x 136.5 cm (65 3/8 x 53 3/4 in.)

Signed "Sugimoto" on a studio label affixed to the reverse. This work is number 2 from an edition of 5.

£20,000 - 30,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 28 June 2016