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Hiroshi Sugimoto

Polarized Color 060

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Hiroshi Sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Polarized Color 060

Polarized Color 060

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Hiroshi Sugimoto

B. 1948

Polarized Color 060


a unique object, a Polaroid SX-70 print, signed and numbered '60' in ink on the reverse, sealed within 2 pieces of optical glass, 2010, in an artist-designed wood box; together with a signed copy of Hiroshi Sugimoto: Couleurs de L'Ombre (Paris, 2012)(3)

overall: 7 ¾ by 7 ¾ by 1 ¼ in. (19.7 by 19.7 by 3.2 cm.)

Please note the colors and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings.


This unique Polaroid is in excellent condition.


The artist-designed wood box measures 9 x 9 x 2 ¼ inches.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.



Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, 2012

Sunlight travels through black empty space, strikes and suffers my prism, and refracts into an infinite continuum of color. In order to view each hue more clearly, I devised a mirror with a special micro-adjusting tilting mechanism. Projecting the colored beam from a prism onto my mirror, I reflected it into a dim observation chambre where I reduced it to Polaroid colors. Of course, I could further split those prismatic colors by adjusting the angle of that long tall mirror so as to reflect only the hue I want. I could split red into an infinity of reds. Especially when juxtaposed against the dark, each red appears wondrous unto itself. Moreover, colors change constantly. As the sun climbs on its arc, the colors from the prism vary moment by moment. It only takes a few minutes for red turn orange then yellow. Cranking the worm gear by hand to adjust the mirror angle to compensate for the rising sun, I managed to keep the color band within my field of vision.

-Hiroshi Sugimoto