Hiroshi Sugimoto - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Including The Music Lesson; Devonian Period; Earliest Human Relatives; Permian Land; Homo Ergaster; Cro-Magnon; Neanderthal; and Gorilla and Polar Bear

  • 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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The Origins of Love

Eight duotone offset prints and one pigmented colour iris print, on Parilux gloss text paper mounted to 4 ply Rising Museum Board (as issued), with full margins,
32.6 x 30.5 cm (12 7/8 x 12 in.)
signed and numbered 7/50 in silver ink and pencil respectively on the colophon (there were also 5 artist's proofs), published by Yoshii Gallery, New York, seven sheets loose (as issued), contained in the original handmade wooden box, The Music Lesson framed.

£5,000 - 7,000 

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 11 June 2015 2pm & 6pm