Hiroshi Sugimoto (New York/California/Japan, born 1948)
Gelatin silver photographic print
Signed to mount
Numbered 2 of 25
Inscribed to mount (under matting) with title, date, artist’s name and edition
Blindstamp with title and date embossed below image
Born in Japan, Hiroshi Sugimoto is known for his meditative photographs often themed around history, temporal existence, and metaphysics. He has been a professional photographer since the 1970s, however, he took his earliest photographs in high school when photographing the film footage of Audrey Hepburn in a movie theater. He received his B.A. from Saint Paulâ’s University in Tokyo before traveling west to the Soviet Union, Poland, and Western Europe. Prior to dedicating his efforts to photography, he was a dealer of Japanese folk art. Before moving to New York in the mid 1970s, Sugimoto received a BFA in photography from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Much of his work explores concepts concerning memory and time as he views photography as a time machine and a way to preserve memory and a record of history. Sugimoto has been the recipient of several awards including a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1980, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1982, and the Hasselblad Award in 2001. A retrospective of his work was organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.) and the Mori Art Museum (Tokyo). In addition, his work has been exhibited and collected by numerous institutions including the Venice Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Center for Contemporary Art (Kitakyushu, Japan), among others.
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