Hiroshi Sugimoto - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux

  • 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 set of 51 offset lithographs, on laid paper, with full margins,
47 x 35.6 x 2.5 cm (18 1/2 x 14 x 0 7/8 in.)
all with blindstamped title, date and number, from an edition of 500, published by Kyoto Shoin Co. Ltd., Tokyo, all in very good condition, all contained in original aluminum clamshell case.

£6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for £10,625

Contact Specialist
Robert Kennan
Editions, London
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+44 207 318 4075

Evening & Day Editions

London 12 December 2013 2pm & 6pm