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    Sale 7434

    Photographs

    13 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 95

    HIROSHI SUGIMOTO (b.1948)

    Various works from Chamber of Horrors and Portraits, 1990s

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    HIROSHI SUGIMOTO (b.1948)
    Various works from Chamber of Horrors and Portraits, 1990s
    38 gelatin silver prints
    each signed and numbered 'PP' in pencil on mount; 10 with blindstamp titles, number 'PP' in margins; signed, titled, dated, and variously numbered in pencil on mounts
    each approx. 16 5/8 x 21¼in. (42.2 x 53.9cm) or reverse (38)


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    These photographs, each numbered 'PP,' are outside the sold-out and no longer available edition of 25. Titles and images available upon request.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    Gift of the artist to Madame Tussauds, London, 2000, presented in exchange for photographing the wax figures in the museum's collection.


    Saleroom Notice

    According to the Sugimoto Studio, the 29 vertical portraits in this lot are unique in this size. The remaining 9 horizontal portraits are outside the sold-out edition of 25.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MADAME TUSSAUDS, LONDON


    Literature

    For a selection of images from these two series: Brougher & Elliott, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden/Smithsonian Institution/Mori Art Museum, Tokyo/Hatje Cantz, 2005; Spector et al, Sugimoto Portraits, Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin/Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2000.