Hiroshi Sugimoto - Photographs London Friday, May 16, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Christie’s, New York, November 16 2006, lot 401

  • 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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Rietveld-Schroeder House

Gelatin silver print.
50.8 x 63.5 cm (20 x 25 in).
Signed in ink on the mount. Blindstamp credit and numbered 13/25 945 in the margin.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £16,700


17 May 2008, 5pm