Hiroshi Sugimoto - Wired: Online Auction London Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Description

    Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.

  • Provenance

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

  • Literature

    Hiroshi Sugimoto, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theatres, New York, 2016, p. 160 (another variant illustrated)

  • 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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Paramount Theatre, Newark (from Lost Human Genetic Archive series)

stamped 'HIROSHI SUGIMOTO LOST HUMAN GENETIC ARCHIVE' lower right vertical edge; further stamped 'Paramount Theater, Newark 2015' lower left vertical edge
embossed lithograph
51.4 x 72.7 cm (20 1/4 x 28 5/8 in.)
Executed in 2015, this work is from an edition of 300.

£600 - 800 

Sold for £756

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Wired: Online Auction

Online Auction 28 October - 5 November 2020