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Hiroshi Sugimoto (Japanese, b.1948)
LOT ID: 83869
Time Exposed: #340 Tyrrhenian Sea, Amalfi, 1990

Offset Lithograph, tri-toned offset lithographic print
9.5 х 12.5 in. (24.13 x 31.75 cm.)
Stamped, blindstamped recto with location, year, and image number.
Print/Casting Year 1990
Edition 500
Lot description
"Tyrrhenian Sea: Amalfi" (1990) is a stunning black and white photograph by Contemporary Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. This work has image dimensions of: 9.50 x 12.50 inches (24.1 x 31.8 cm) with dry mount dimensions of: 14 x 18 inches (24.1 x 31.8 cm), and is unframed in excellent condition. Edition of 500.

This photograph belongs to Hiroshi Sugimoto's famed “Seascapes” series (1980-). Sugimoto began this body of work that he continues to this day, by photographing views of the world's various oceans and seas from land, traveling around the world to make pictures that, despite their vastly different geographic origins, seem at first to be the same, with only slight variations. Their captions, however, confirm that each is of a different body of water: Atlantic, Caribbean, Irish, Ionian. Hiroshi Sugimoto investigates the notion of timelessness by recording the seascape, a surface that remains the least changed thus revealing a time that exists beyond our own. He places extraordinary value on craftsmanship, printing his photographs with meticulous attention and a keen understanding of the nuances of silver-print making and its potential for tonal richness in his seemingly infinite palette of blacks, whites, and grays.
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Time Exposed: #340 Tyrrhenian Sea, Amalfi by Hiroshi Sugimoto
  • Time Exposed: #340 Tyrrhenian Sea, Amalfi by Hiroshi Sugimoto
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