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From a series of works titled “Seascapes,” which Hiroshi Sugimoto began in 1980, these monochromatic landscape portraits poignantly capture water and air while simultaneously documenting the transcendent quality of their underlying stillness. Of these works, Sugimoto has said, “Mystery of mysteries, water and air are right there before us in the sea. Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing.”

This image was issued on the occasion of the artist's 2011 exhibit “Hiroshi Sugimoto | ORIGINS OF ART,” organized by the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA) and The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan.

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Hiroshi Sugimoto (Japanese, b. 1948) aims to convey and preserve a point in time through his highly technical photographs. Sugimoto is also compelled by architecture, creating large-format photographs of significant buildings from around the world and working with architects to execute his visions. Sugimoto’s work is considered to be concrete and abstract at the same time. Represented by PACE, and with past shows at Gagosian Gallery, Sugimoto’s work is held in numerous public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the National Gallery, London, among others.

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Caribbean Sea, Jamaica, 1980
Lot Number 3
Tri-tone lithograph
20.5 x 26.5 in (52.07 x 67.31 cm)
Edition of 200 (Unnumbered)
Blind-stamped in margin, recto

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Hiroshi Sugimoto
Caribbean Sea, Jamaica
  • Dimensions
    20.5 x 26.5 in (52.07 x 67.31 cm)