Hiroshi Sugimoto - Heatwave London Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | Phillips
  • Description

    Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

  • Provenance

    Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Staircase at Villa Farnese II, Caprarola

offset lithograph on paper
70 x 70 cm (27 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.)
Executed in 2016, this work is from an edition of 300 published for the exhibition Quattro Ragazzi: Europe through the Eyes of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Tenshō Embassy at The Museum of Art, Atami, Japan, 5 October - 4 November 2018.

£600 - 800 •‡

Sold for £750

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Online Auction 22 - 30 July 2020