Lot 158
  • 158

Hiroshi Sugimoto

30,000 - 40,000 GBP
bidding is closed


  • Hiroshi Sugimoto
  • Richard III
  • stamped with the artist's signature on a label affixed to the reverse.
  • gelatin silver print
  • 149.2 by 119.4 cm. 58 3/4 by 47 in.
  • Executed in 2000, this work is number 5 from an edition of 5.


White Cube, London

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2001


Berlin, Deutsche Guggenheim; and Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum, Sugimoto Portraits, March - September 2000, p. 107, illustrated (edition no. unknown) 

Catalogue Note

"Art History turned out to be important in Portraits. My objective this time was to do wax portraits, and I became as fascinated in the history behind the figures as I was about the history of portrait painting and the history of the wax museum. The more I studied, the more interested I became" (Hiroshi Sugimoto cited in: Exh. Cat., New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Sugimoto: Portraits, New York 2000, p. 27).