Lot 512
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HIROSHI SUGIMOTO | Ligurian Sea, Saviore

120,000 - 180,000 USD
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  • Hiroshi Sugimoto
  • Ligurian Sea, Saviore
  • signed on a label affixed to the reverse
  • gelatin silver print, in artist's frame
  • 60 by 71 7/8 in. 152.4 by 182.6 cm.
  • Executed in 1993, this work is number 2 from an edition of 5.


Gagosian Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in April 2010 


Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution; Tokyo, Mori Art Museum, Hiroshi Sugimoto, September 2005 - May 2006, p. 128, illustrated (another example exhibited) 
New York, Gagosian Gallery, Hiroshi Sugimoto: 7 Days/7 Nights, November - December, 2008 (another example exhibited) 

Catalogue Note

"Sugimoto's seascapes represent various bodies of water in the same deceptively simple composition: the horizon line evenly divides the frame into water and air. Despite such titles, they are not so much depictions of geographic locations as they are attempts at capturing on film the qualities of light, air, water, and atmosphere. In emphasizing these natural elements, Sugimoto drapes like a veil the decidedly intangible over the specific, the concept over the concrete, returning all seas to their fundamental state as water and air."  Kerry Brougher, "Impossible Photography," in Exh. Cat., Washington D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Hiroshi Sugimoto, 2005, p. 23