Yoshinori Mizutani - Photographs New York Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Phillips, London, ULTIMATE, 21 May 2015, lot 46

  • Literature

    Amana, TOKYO 2020 by Japanese Photographers, p. 26

  • Catalogue Essay

    Referencing the traditional Japanese art of the Kano School, Yoshitomo Mizutani’s photographs explore the relationship between negative and positive spaces. Here, the artist photographed pine trees against the dark sky, using strobe light and an extended exposure. The result is a visually ornate image that collapses the space between background and foreground while presenting a wholly original rendering of the night sky.


Moonlight 02

Archival pigment print on canvas.
54 1/2 x 40 1/2 in. (138.4 x 102.9 cm)
Overall 56 3/8 x 42 1/2 in. (143.2 x 108 cm)

Signed, dated in ink, printed title, date and number 1/1 on a Certificate of Authenticity label accompanying the work.

$7,000 - 9,000 

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Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 6 April 2022