Hiroshi Sugimoto - ULTIMATE Evening & Photographs Day Sales London Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sonnabend Gallery, New York, 1995

  • Literature

    H. Sugimoto, Motion Picture, Milano: Skira editore, 1995, n.p.
    Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Exposed, London: Thames and Hudson, 1995, p. 56
    Hiroshi Sugimoto, Washington, D.C. : Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2005, p. 103
    Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters, Bologna: Damiani, 2016, p. 111

  • 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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Ribidoux Drive-In, Ribidoux

Gelatin silver print, mounted.
41.6 x 53.5 cm (16 3/8 x 21 1/8 in.)
Signed, titled, dated, numbered '1/25, 729' in pencil on the mount; blindstamp title and number '1/25, 729' in the margin.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £17,500

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ULTIMATE Evening & Photographs Day Sales

London Auction 18 May 2018