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Auction: Contemporary Art Day
was auctioned on: 17 May 2013
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Hiroshi Sugimoto

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000
Price realised:  US$37,500
Lot number 196, Views: 96

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT MEXICAN COLLECTION Hiroshi Sugimoto Baltic Sea, Rügen 1996 gelatin silver print 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.) Blind stamped with title, number and date "BALTIC SEA RUGEN 1996 5/25 451"; further signed "Hiroshi Sugimoto" along the lower margin. This work is number 5 from an edition of 25.
Provenance Sonnabend Gallery, New York Pace Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner Exhibited Tokyo, Mori Art Museum, Hiroshi Sugimoto September 17, 2005 – January 9, 2006, then traveled to Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, (February 16– May 14, 2006) (another example exhibited) London, PACE, Rothko/Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes, October 4, 2012 – November 17, 2012 (another example exhibited) Literature K. Brougher and P. Müller-Tamm, Hiroshi Sugimoto Mori Art Museum and Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2005, p. 140 (illustrated) Artist Bio 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. View More Works

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Phillips
Title: Contemporary Art Day
Date of the auction: 17 May 2013
Address: Phillips
New York