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Boden Sea, Uttwil, 1993

, Framed

Edition 1-200 of 200

Size : 24 x 31 in.
Frame : Archivally framed
Framed Size : 31 x 38 x 1 in.
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Hiroshi Sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto's images freeze time and space, revealing the workings of our own vision, slowing down the act of perception long enough that it becomes a palpable component of his work. Inspired by early 19th century photography and Renaissance paintings, the artist achieves an exquisite range of tones in a body of work that reflects a great love of detail, an exceptional technical ability, and a fascination with the paradox of time.  His earliest photographs were images of decadent movie palaces built in the 20s and 30s. By timing the exposure of his photos to the exact length of the film being screened, he produced images that depict theater interiors bathed in the magical glare of an all-white screen: pure light. Next, Sugimoto began a body of work that he continues to this day, photographing views of the sea from land, traveling around the world to make pictures that, despite their vastly different geographic origins, seem at first to be the same, with only slight variations. Their captions, however, confirm that each is of a different body of water: Caspian, Ligurian, Black.  Hiroshi Sugimoto investigates the notion of timelessness by recording the seascape, a surface that remains the least changed thus revealing a time that exists beyond our own.

About This Artwork

Issued on occasion of the 2007 exhibit "Hiroshi Sugimoto", at the De Young museum of San Francisco, organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.

Product Specifications

Artwork Specifications
Sub-Medium Tri-tone lithograph
Height 24 inches
Width 31 inches
Signature location Marked below image with title, artist name and dates of exhibit.
Frame Information
Framed Yes
Material Archivally framed
Framed Height 31 inches
Framed Width 38 inches
Frame Depth 1 inches

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