Condition: Excellent with minuscule creases in the upper and lower right corners and in the upper left corner. In our opinion, this print is in excellent condition.
ABOUT THE WORK:
To craft his exquisite black-and-white images, Hiroshi Sugimoto uses a 19th-century-style, large-format camera, exploring his idea of photography as a method for preserving and modelling time. “Endeavours in art are…mere approximations, efforts to render visible unseen realms,” he says. Influenced by Surrealism and Dada, Sugimoto's work is intimately connected to Marcel Duchamp, as in his series "Conceptual Forms" (2004), (inspired by Duchamp's The Large Glass, 1923), large-scale black-and-white photographs of mathematical models and tools. Ongoing subjects include dioramas, theatres, Buddhist sculptures, and seascapes—the latter captured in a famous series of near-abstractions, coupled with specific geographic titles. A supreme craftsman, Sugimoto often varies the length of exposure to achieve tonal richness, as in “Joe” (2006), photographs of Richard Serra’s works that function as visual memories more than documentation. “I imagine my vision then try to make it happen, just like painting,” he says. “The reality is there, but how to make it like my reality.”
For the purpose of transparency, please see below our condition definitions used to describe each artwork on our store:
Mint, as issued
A print that is sold in the same condition as issued by the publisher. It has never been framed and has no apparent condition issues.
New, as issued
A sculpture that is sold in the same condition as issued by the publisher. It has not been displayed and has no apparent condition issues that were not inherent in the production or manufacture of the work.
An artwork that is sold with no apparent condition issues.
An artwork that is sold with one or a very small number of very minor or inconspicuous imperfections. Please refer to the individual artwork listing for additional information.
An artwork that is sold with one or more minor condition issue. Please refer to the individual artwork listing for additional information.
An artwork that is sold with one or more condition issues that are not minor in nature. The price of the artwork has been adjusted to reflect the condition. Please refer to the individual artwork listing for additional information.
An artwork that is sold with one or more condition issue that is significant in nature. The price of the artwork has been adjusted to reflect the condition. Please refer to the individual artwork listing for additional information.
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Last update: 17 July 2020
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