19 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 15,625
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
HIROSHI SUGIMOTO (b.1948 Japanese)
Tokyo: Mitsumura Printing, 1991.
50 offset lithographs. Each with blindstamp title, date and number on mount. Each approx. 9½ x 12¾in. (24.1 x 31.1cm.) Title & list of plates. Additional plate IBM Courtyard Tokyo. Aluminium portfolio box & card slipcase.
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This portfolio is from the first edition of 500.
With this portfolio, Sugimoto brings together his seascape series in a specially-designed box and slipcase. This meticulous treatment of design and packaging stems from Japanese photobook tradition.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History Volume I, Phaidon, 2004, pp.308-09.