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  • Provenance

    Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels

  • 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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Sea of Japan, Rebun Island

1996
Gelatin silver print.
42 x 54 cm (16 1/2 x 21 1/4 in).
Signed 'Hiroshi Sugimoto' on the reverse. Blindstamped with title, date and number 'SEA OF JAPAN REBUN ISLAND 1996 458' in the margin; further numbered of 25. This work is from an edition of 25.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £25,000

Contemporary Art Day Sale

13 October 2011
London