Hiroshi Sugimoto - Photographs London Friday, November 21, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sonnabend Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

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

  • Literature

    Walter König, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Architecture of Time, 2002, n.p.; Hatje Cantz, Hiroshi Sugimoto, exh. cat., 2005, p. 187

  • 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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Fagus Shoe Last Factory

Gelatin silver print.
58.4 x 47 cm. (23 x 18 1/2 in).
Signed in pencil on the mount. Numbered 11/25 929 with blindstamp in the margin.

£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £8,750


22 Nov 2008, 3pm