Hiroshi Sugimoto - The Collection of Lewis Kaplan London Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Fiedler Contemporary, Köln

  • Exhibited

    Hiroshi Sugimoto, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 17 September 2005 – 9 January 2006, (another example exhibited), and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., 16 February – 14 May 2006, (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Hatje Cantz, Hirshhorn Museum, Mori Art Museum, Hiroshi Sugimoto, exh. cat., 2006, p.196; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Architecture of Time, Bregenz, 2002, n.p.

  • 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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S.C. Johnson Building, Frank Lloyd Wright

2000 - 2001
Gelatin silver print
58.4 x 47 cm (23 x 18 1/2 in).
Signed in ink on the mount. Blindstamp number 10/25 961 in the margin.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £27,500

The Collection of Lewis Kaplan

29 June 2008, 3pm