Hiroshi Sugimoto - Wired: Online Auction London Thursday, April 22, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sonnabend Gallery, New York
    Private Collection, Paris (acquired from the above in 1988)
    Sotheby's, London, 20 May 2010, lot 107
    Acquired at the above sale 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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Ostrich-Wart Hog

signed, titled, numbered and dated 'Ostrich - Wart hog 1980 Hiroshi Sugimoto 3/25' on the reverse
gelatin silver print
image 34.6 x 58.7 cm (13 5/8 x 23 1/8 in.)
sheet 50.5 x 60.5 cm (19 7/8 x 23 7/8 in.)

Executed in 1980, this work is number 3 from an edition of 25.

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £4,788

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Wired: Online Auction

Online Auction 22 - 29 April 2021