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Auction: New Now
was auctioned on: 11 April 2018
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Hiroshi Sugimoto

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Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$4,256 - US$7,094
Price realised:  £4,000
ca. US$5,675
Lot number 183, Views: 41

Hiroshi Sugimoto Follow The Origins of Love signed and numbered 'Sugimoto 22/50' on the colophon page; each duotone offset print blindstamped with the title and date '"Devonian Period" 1992'; '"Earliest Human Relatives" 1994' ; '"Permian Land" 1992'; '"Homo Ergaster" 1997'; '"Cro-Magnon" 1994'; '"Neanderthal" 1994'; '"Gorilla and Polar Bear" 1976' on the mount; inkjet print blindstamped with the artist's name, title and number '"THE MUSIC LESSON" Hiroshi Sugimoto 22/50' in the margin 8 duotone offset prints and 1 inkjet print, in artist's box 32.6 x 30.5 cm (12 7/8 x 12 in.) Executed in 2004, this work is number 22 from an edition of 50 plus 5 artist's proofs.
Provenance Yoshii Gallery, New York Private Collection, America Phillips, New York, 2 April 2015, lot 260 Acquired at the above sale by the present owner Exhibited Tokyo, Mori Art Museum; Washington D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Hiroshi Sugimoto , 17 September 2005 - 14 May 2006, pp. 32, 49, 51, 54, 57, 65, 70, 73 (another example of 5 from the portfolio exhibited and 8 examples illustrated) Kunsthalle Basel, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Exposed , 21 January - 5 March 1995, pp. 45-46, 50 (another example of 6 from the portfolio illustrated) 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: New Now
Date of the auction: 11 Apr 2018
Address: Phillips
London