Lot 504
  • 504

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Estimate
200,000 - 300,000 USD
Sold
377,000 USD
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Description

  • Hiroshi Sugimoto
  • Chrysler Building
  • signed on a label affixed to the backing board
  • gelatin silver print mounted on aluminum

Provenance

Private Collection, Greenville
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Exhibited

Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Pasadena, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Sugimoto: Architecture, February 2003 - February 2004, p. 68, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)

Literature

Exh. Cat., Tokyo, Mori Art Museum (and travelling), Hiroshi Sugimoto, 2005, p. 189, illustrated

Catalogue Note

“I’m trying to recreate the imaginative visions of the architecture before the architect built the building, so I can trace back the original vision from the finished product. All the details and all the mistakes disappear; there’s lots of shadows, melting. If the building is successfully done, then it will remain strong even out of focus. Again, it’s a minimalist approach, taking away all the details but being left with a very strong vision.”
- Hiroshi Sugimoto
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