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    Sale 11950

    Photographs

    6 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 125

    Hiroshi Sugimoto (B. 1948)

    Plaza, New York, 1978

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    Hiroshi Sugimoto (B. 1948)
    Plaza, New York, 1978
    gelatin silver print
    signed, titled, dated, and numbered '2/25' in pencil (verso)
    image: 16 ½ x 21 3/8 in. (42 x 54.4 cm.)
    sheet: 19 7/8 x 23 7/8 in. (50.6 x 60.7 cm.)
    This work is number 2 from the edition of 25.


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    One night I thought of taking a photographic exposure of a film at a movie theater while the film was being projected. I imagined how it could be possible to shoot an entire movie with my camera. Then I had the clear vision that the movie screen would show up on the picture as a white rectangle. I thought it could look like a very brilliant white rectangle coming out from the screen, shining throughout the whole theater. It might seem very interesting and mysterious, even in some way religious.

    Hiroshi Sugimoto

    Provenance

    with Sonnabend Gallery, New York;
    Christie's, London, February 12, 2009, lot 101.