Hiroshi Sugimoto - Heatwave: Online Auction London Wednesday, July 6, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

    Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

  • Provenance

    Jay Jopling, London
    Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1995)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Takaaki Matsumoto, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes, New York, 2005, p. 272 (another example illustrated, p. 154)

  • 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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Tyrrhenian Sea, Capri

blindstamped with the title and number 'TYRRHENIAN SEA 6/25 413' lower margin; signed, titled, numbered and dated 'Tyrrhenian Sea Capri 1994 Hiroshi Sugimoto 6/25 413' lower edge of the mount
gelatin silver print
sheet 41 x 54 cm (16 1/8 x 21 1/4 in.)
mount 50.5 x 65.4 cm (19 7/8 x 25 3/4 in.)

Executed in 1994, this work is number 6 from an edition of 25.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £13,860

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Heatwave: Online Auction

Online Auction 6 - 13 July 2022