Hiroshi Sugimoto - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, October 17, 2008 | 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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Saint Benedict Chapel

2000 - 2001
Gelatin silver print.
63.5 x 51 cm. (25 x 20 1/8 in).
Signed 'Sugimoto' lower right; numbered of twenty-five with blind stamp along lower margin of print. This work is from an edition of twenty-five.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

18 Oct 2008 2pm