Hiroshi Sugimoto - Photographs London Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Johnen, Berlin
    Christie's, London, 20 May 2016, lot 38

  • Literature

    Sugimoto: Architecture, Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2003, p. 38

  • 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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AEG Turbine Factory

Gelatin silver print, mounted.
46.8 x 58.4 cm (18 3/8 x 22 7/8 in.)
Blindstamp number '7/25, 947' in the margin; signed in pencil on the mount.

£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £7,560

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London Auction 25 May 2022