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Time Exposed: #365 Black Sea Ozuluce 1991, 1991

Offset lithographs
14 × 18 3/10 in
35.6 × 46.4 cm
Edition of 500
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Lougher Contemporary Gallery Auction

Inspired by early 19th century photography, Hiroshi Sugimoto's images freeze time and space …

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Inspired by early 19th century photography, Hiroshi Sugimoto's images freeze time and space achieving an exquisite range of tones in a body of work that reflects a meticulous attention to detail, well-honed technical ability, and a teasing with the nature of time. Sugimoto's views of the sea are quite unique, …

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Unsigned; embossed title, number, and dated on mount, recto
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Courtesy of the artist and Lougher Contemporary
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
Lougher Contemporary Gallery Auction

Inspired by early 19th century photography, Hiroshi Sugimoto's images freeze time and space …

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Inspired by early 19th century photography, Hiroshi Sugimoto's images freeze time and space achieving an exquisite range of tones in a body of work that reflects a meticulous attention to detail, well-honed technical ability, and a teasing with the nature of time. Sugimoto's views of the sea are quite unique, …

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Signature
Unsigned; embossed title, number, and dated on mount, recto
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist and Lougher Contemporary
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.”

Time Exposed: #365 Black Sea Ozuluce 1991, 1991

Offset lithographs
14 × 18 3/10 in
35.6 × 46.4 cm
Edition of 500
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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