Hiroshi Sugimoto - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Monday, June 25, 2018 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Studio Guenzani, Milan
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Tokyo, Mori Art Museum; Washington, D.C., Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; San Francisco, De Young Museum; Dusseldorf, K 20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen; Salzburg, Museum der Moderne; Neue Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; Kunstmuseum Luzern, Hiroshi Sugimoto, 17 September 2005 - 25 January 2009, pp. 63, 374 (another example illustrated and exhibited, p. 63)

  • Literature

    Atskuko Koyanagi, Photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto: dioramas, theaters, seascapes, Japan, 1988, n.p. (another example illustrated)
    Takaaki Matsumoto, ed., Hiroshi Sugimoto Dioramas, Italy, 2014, pp. 68, 117 (another example illustrated, p. 68)

  • 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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Mountain Lion (#109)

blindstamped with the number '10/25 109' along the margin
gelatin silver print
image 36.6 x 58.7 cm (14 3/8 x 23 1/8 in.)
framed 60.5 x 87.2 cm (23 7/8 x 34 3/8 in.)

Executed in 1980, this work is number 10 from an edition of 25.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £11,250

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 26 June 2018