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Hiroshi Sugimoto (B. 1948)
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.
Provenance
with Sonnabend Gallery, New York;
Christie's, London, February 12, 2009, lot 101.

Lot Essay

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

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