Hiroshi Sugimoto - Photographs London Wednesday, May 18, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Germany

  • 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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Mechanical Form 0046, Material Testing Machine

Gelatin silver print.
24.8 x 19.7 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in).
Signed in ink and blindstamp number 13/25 0046 on the recto. Accompanied by a silk cloth bound edition of the book 'Hiroshi Sugimoto, Hatje Cantz' in an aluminium box. One from an edition of 25 plus 5 artist's proofs.

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £5,000


19 May 2011