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"Sea of Japan, Oki" (1987) is a stunning black and white photograph by Contemporary Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. This photograph 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). This work is unframed, in excellent condition. From an 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, Adriatic. 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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Publication: Sugimoto, Hiroshi. Hiroshi Sugimoto: conceptual forms / [contributions by] Thomas Kellein, Yoshiaki Nishino, Takayo Iida. Actes Sud; Paris: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain; New York: distributed in USA by Thames & Hudson Inc., 2004. Sugimoto, Hiroshi, with Marco de Michelis (Author), Robert Fitzpatrick (Author), John Yau (Contributor), Francesco Bonami (Editor). Hiroshi Sugimoto: Architecture. D.A.P./Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2003. Sugimoto, Hiroshi, with Thomas Kellein (Author), Eckhard Schneider (Editor). Hiroshi Sugimoto: Architecture of Time. Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2003. Sugimoto, Hiroshi. Hiroshi Sugimoto: the Hasselblad Award 2001. Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center, 2001. Sugimoto, Hiroshi. Hiroshi Sugimoto: time exposed / Thomas Kellein; [translated by David Britt]. London; New York: Thames and Hudson, 1995. Sugimoto, Hiroshi. Joe / photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto ; text by Jonathan Safran Foer ; designed by Takaaki Matsumoto. St. Louis, MO: Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts; New York: distributed by Prestel, c2006. Sugimoto, Hiroshi. Sugimoto / [Editor, Russell Ferguson]. New York: Fotofolio, c1999.
Catalogue Raisonné: Hatje Cantz, Ostfild,David Elliott, Kerry Brougher and Hiroshi Sugimoto
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Provenance:
  • Present Collection, New York, US.
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 9.5 x 12.5 in. (24.13 x 31.75 cm.)
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