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Gallery Koyanagi, Japan;
acquired from the above by the present owner.
‘I asked myself, “Can someone today view a scene just as primitive man might have done?”…. Although the land is forever changing its form, the sea, I thought, is immutable. Thus began my travels back through time to the ancient seas of the world.’ Hiroshi Sugimoto
Kerry Brougher and David Elliott, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., 2005, p. 140;
Kerry Brougher and Pia Muller-Tamm, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Germany, 2010, p. 140;
Munesuke Mita, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes, Damiani and Matsumo Editions, New York, 2015, p. 175.