HALL OF THIRTY-THREE BAYS (004, 005, 006), (3 WORKS), 1995
trois tirages argentiques
chaque tirage contrecollé sur carton, numéroté avec le numéro de série embossé dans la marge, signé au crayon sur le carton
chaque tirage sous passe-partout et encadré
three silver prints
each dry-mounted on card
each with edition and series number blind-stamped in the lower margin
signed in pencil on card recto
chaque tirage / each: 16 ½ x 21 ¼ in.; 42 x 54 cm
Each silver print is in overall excellent condition, with striking contrasts. The card of print number 005 with folded upper corners.
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Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Albion Gallery, London
Exh. Cat., Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum; and Tokyo, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Sugimoto, 1996, pp. 53-60, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Berlin, Deutsche Guggenheim (and travelling), Sugimoto Portraits, March 2000, p. 68, illustrated
Kerry Brougher and Pia Müller-Tamm, Eds., Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ostfildern 2005
Hiroshi Sugimoto represents in his series Sea of Buddha the splendor of an eight-hundred-years old installation of the thousand-and-one Senju Kanon statues installed in a temple in Kyoto: Sanjῡsangen-dō, or Hall of Thirty-Three Bays. Through a precise composition and repetition between the images, Sugimoto creates an infinite space, a Sea of Buddha, referring also to the religious and historical concepts that guided the original creation of the statues.