6 April 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 15,000
Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000
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.
with Sonnabend Gallery, New York;
Christie's, London, February 12, 2009, lot 101.
Stunning examples of the Japanese-born artist’s work from a decades-long dedication to the art and craft of photography