Hiroshi Sugimoto - Evening Editions London Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | Phillips

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  • 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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Time Exposed

The complete portfolio of fifty-one offset lithographs, with title page and colophon, on laid paper, with full margins,
35.7 x 46.8 x 3.7 cm (14 x 18 3/8 x 1 1/2 in)
all with blindstamped title, date and number in lower margin, from an edition of 500, published by Kyoto Shoin Co., Ltd., Tokyo, contained in original aluminium clamshell case, dent to top left corner of case and subseqently to sheets contained, occasional rubbing in margins, otherwise in very good condition.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £10,625

Evening Editions

27 February 2013