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Hiroshi Sugimoto (Japanese, b.1948)
LOT ID: 80632
Church of the Light,Tadao Ando, 2009

Offset Lithograph, black and white photograph
20 х 14 in. (50.8 x 35.56 cm.)
Stamped, Blindstamped to right of image with title and "Hiroshi Sugimoto / Origins of Art".
Edition 200
Foundry/Publisher Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA), and The National Museum of Art, Osaka.
Lot description
"Church of the Light,Tadao Ando" (2009) is a stunning black and white photograph by famous Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. Image size is 20 x 14 inches (50.8 x 35.6 cm) framed to larger dimensions. Issued on occasion of the 2011 exhibit "Hiroshi Sugimoto ORIGINS OF ART", organized by Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA), and The National Museum of Art, Osaka.

Archivally framed with acid-free mat and UV-plexiglass. Excellent condition. Not examined out of frame,

Central to Sugimoto’s work is the idea that photography is a time machine, a method of preserving and picturing memory and time. He uses his camera in a myriad of ways to create images that seem to convey his subjects’ essence, whether architectural, sculptural, painterly, or of the natural world and places extraordinary value on craftsmanship, printing his photographs with meticulous attention and a keen understanding of the nuances of silver-print making. Sugimoto has had solo exhibitions at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Osaka (1989), Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (1994), Centre International d’Art Contemporain in Montreal (1995), Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston (1996), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2000), Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (2000), Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2003), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. (2006), and Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin (2008), among other venues. He has also participated in numerous international group exhibitions, among them The Art of Memory/The Loss of History at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York (1985), Carnegie International (1991), Japanese Art After 1945: Scream Against the Sky at the Yokohama Museum of Art and Guggenheim Museum SoHo (1994), Prospect 96 at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (1996), Johannesburg Biennale (1997), International Triennale of Contemporary Art in Yokohama (2001), Moving Pictures (2002) and Singular Forms (2004) at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Reality Check at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (2008). The artist is represented by Pace Galleries and lives in New York and Tokyo. The artist lives in New York and Tokyo.

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