Lot 611
  • 611

Hiroshi Sugimoto

250,000 - 350,000 USD
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  • Hiroshi Sugimoto
  • Mirtoan Sea, Sounion
  • signed on a label affixed to the reverse
  • gelatin silver print
  • 47 by 58 3/4 in. 119.4 by 149.2 cm.
  • Executed in 1990, this work is number 1 from an edition of 5.


Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Private Collection, New York
Sotheby's, New York, May 11, 2006, lot 515
Acquired by the present owner from the above sale


New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum; Gunma, Hara Museum ARC; Akron Art Museum, Sugimoto, November 1995 - May 1998, p. 71, illustrated (another example exhibited)
London, Serpentine Gallery, Hiroshi Sugimoto, November 2003 - January 2004 (another example exhibited)
New York, Japan Society, Hiroshi Sugimoto: History of History, September 2005 - February 2006 (another example exhibited)
Tokyo, Mori Art Museum; Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Hiroshi Sugimoto: End of Time, September 2005 - May 2006, p. 123, illustrated (another example exhibited)

Catalogue Note

"Mystery of mysteries, water and air are right there before us in the sea. Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing." - Hiroshi Sugimoto