- Hiroshi Sugimoto
- Red Sea
- signed, titled, dated 1992, and numbered 1/5 on a label affixed to the backing
- gelatin silver print in artist's frame
- 47 by 55 1/8 in.
- 119.4 by 140 cm.
- Executed in 1992, this work is number 1 from an edition of 5.
Acquired by the present owner from the above
Tokyo, Maison Hermes 8F Forum, L'histoire de l'histoire, October - December 2003, another example exhibited
Thomas Kellein, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Exposed, 1995, p. 81, another example illustrated
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This moving series recalls the black or brown and grey paintings made by Mark Rothko in the last year of his life, from 1969-1970. The vibrating surface of his canvases express violently opposing forces of dark against light, divided at a horizon. Similarly, Sugimoto's seascapes arouse such notions of awe and transcendence from its viewer.