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Egerstrom House, 2002

Gelatin silver print
20 × 25 in
50.8 × 63.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$15,000 - 20,000
location
San Francisco
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About the work
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Hand-signed by artist
Frame
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Series
Architecture
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Hiroshi Sugimoto
Japanese, b. 1948
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To craft his exquisite black-and-white images, Hiroshi Sugimoto uses a 19th-century-style, large-format camera, exploring his idea of photography as a method for preserving and modeling time. “Endeavors in art are…mere approximations, efforts to render visible unseen realms,” he says. Influenced by Surrealism and Dada, Sugimoto's work is intimately connected to Marcel Duchamp, as in his series "Conceptual Forms" (2004), (inspired by Duchamp's The Large Glass, 1923), large-scale black-and-white photographs of mathematical models and tools. Ongoing subjects include dioramas, theaters, Buddhist sculptures, and seascapes—the latter captured in a famous series of near-abstractions, coupled with specific geographic titles. A supreme craftsman, Sugimoto often varies the length of exposure to achieve tonal richness, as in “Joe” (2006), photographs of Richard Serra’s works that function as visual memories more than documentation. “I imagine my vision then try to make it happen, just like painting,” he says. “The reality is there, but how to make it like my reality.”

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About the work
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Not included
Series
Architecture
Price ranges of medium-sized photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto
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Browse works in this category
$20,000–$22,000
This work
$0
$42,000+
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Japanese, b. 1948
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To craft his exquisite black-and-white images, Hiroshi Sugimoto uses a 19th-century-style, large-format camera, exploring his idea of photography as a method for preserving and modeling time. “Endeavors in art are…mere approximations, efforts to render visible unseen realms,” he says. Influenced by Surrealism and Dada, Sugimoto's work is intimately connected to Marcel Duchamp, as in his series "Conceptual Forms" (2004), (inspired by Duchamp's The Large Glass, 1923), large-scale black-and-white photographs of mathematical models and tools. Ongoing subjects include dioramas, theaters, Buddhist sculptures, and seascapes—the latter captured in a famous series of near-abstractions, coupled with specific geographic titles. A supreme craftsman, Sugimoto often varies the length of exposure to achieve tonal richness, as in “Joe” (2006), photographs of Richard Serra’s works that function as visual memories more than documentation. “I imagine my vision then try to make it happen, just like painting,” he says. “The reality is there, but how to make it like my reality.”

Egerstrom House, 2002

Gelatin silver print
20 × 25 in
50.8 × 63.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$15,000 - 20,000
location
San Francisco
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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