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Auction: ULTIMATE Evening & Photographs Day Sales
was auctioned on: 18 May 2018
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Hiroshi Sugimoto

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Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000
ca. US$10,775 - US$16,162
Price realised:  £17,500
ca. US$23,570
Lot number 140, Views: 47

Hiroshi Sugimoto Follow Ribidoux Drive-In, Ribidoux 1993 Gelatin silver print, mounted. 41.6 x 53.5 cm (16 3/8 x 21 1/8 in.) Signed, titled, dated, numbered '1/25, 729' in pencil on the mount; blindstamp title and number '1/25, 729' in the margin.
Provenance Sonnabend Gallery, New York, 1995 Literature H. Sugimoto, Motion Picture , Milano: Skira editore, 1995, n.p. Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Exposed , London: Thames and Hudson, 1995, p. 56 Hiroshi Sugimoto , Washington, D.C. : Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2005, p. 103 Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters , Bologna: Damiani, 2016, p. 111 Artist Bio Hiroshi Sugimoto Japanese • 1948 Follow 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. View More Works

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Phillips
Title: ULTIMATE Evening & Photographs Day Sales
Date of the auction: 18 May 2018
Address: Phillips
London