6 April 2016
Hiroshi Sugimoto (B. 1948)
Sir Winston Churchill, 1999
gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on panel
signed in ink and credited, titled, dated, and numbered '4/5' on affixed typed studio label (frame backing board)
image/sheet/flush mount: 58 ¾ x 47 in. (149.2 x 119.4 cm.)
This work is number 4 from the edition of 5.
with Sonnabend Gallery, New York.
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Tracey R. Bashkoff and Nancy Spector, Sugimoto: Portraits, Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2000, p. 135.
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