Sohei Nishino - Photographs London Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Making-of video for Sohei Nishino’s Diorama Map Jerusalem, 2013.

    'I love the energy of cities, the diversity, the density.'
    —Sohei Nishino
    Japanese artist Sohei Nishino’s (b.1982) ongoing monumental series Diorama Maps brings his experience of walking the city to life. Nishino explains his image-making process: ‘I walk through cities, camera in hand, capturing fragmentary views, some from above, some from below, that I then combine, one by one, in accordance with my memories, arranging them into a map that portrays all the singular aspects of the place.’ This meticulous aerial map of the Holy City invites us to look closer and explore its landmarks, including the ancient walls, Temple Mount and Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Tokyo-based artist was the subject of a solo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2016-17, and his work resides in such prestigious collections as Saatchi Gallery, London; Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris; and Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. 

    • Provenance

      Michael Hoppen Gallery, London


Diorama Map Jerusalem

Lightjet print, mounted.
Image: 99.5 x 116 cm (39 1/8 x 45 5/8 in.)
Frame: 109 x 125.8 cm (42 7/8 x 49 1/2 in.)

Signed in Japanese in ink, printed title, date and number 2/15 on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame. One from a sold-out edition of 15 + 2 APs.

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£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £25,200

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London Auction 23 November 2021