Hiroshi Sugimoto’s images freeze time and space, revealing the workings of our own vision, slowing down the act of perception long enough that it becomes a palpable component of his work. In breaking from his previous subject matter of movie theaters and seascapes, this photograph of the Empire State Building is reminiscent of a lasting memory of New York, creating an image that resonates with the viewer. As a collaboration with Takaaki Matsumoto, this long-exposure technique, for which he is known, grants the photograph a sense of timelessness.

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Frame: 27 x 39 x 1 in (68.58 x 99.06 x 2.54 cm)

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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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Empire State Building, 2004
Lot Number 30
Tri-tone lithograph
18 x 30 in (45.72 x 76.2 cm)
Edition of 200

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Hiroshi Sugimoto
Empire State Building
  • Dimensions
    18 x 30 in (45.72 x 76.2 cm)