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What happens if you shoot a whole movie in a single frame?

"I wanted to photograph a movie, with all its appearance of life and motion, in order to stop it again.... My dream was to capture 170,000 photographs on a single frame of film. The image I had inside my brain was of a gleaming white screen inside a dark movie theater. The light created by an excess of 170,000 exposures would be the embodiment or manifestation of something awe-inspiring and divine."

Hiroshi Sugimoto

  

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Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters

Text by Hiroshi Sugimoto.

"Paramont Theater, Newark, 2015" is reproduced from <I>Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters</I>.

Sugimoto's luminous photographs of classic movie theaters and drive-ins

In the late 1970s, as Hiroshi Sugimoto was defining his artistic voice, he posed a question to himself: “Suppose you shoot a whole movie in a single frame?” The answer that came to him: “You get a shining screen.” For almost four decades, Sugimoto has been photographing the interiors of theaters using a large-format camera and no lighting other than the projection of the running movie. He opens the aperture when a film begins and closes it when it ends. In the resulting images, the screen becomes a luminous white box and the ambient light subtly brings forward the rich architectural details of these spaces.

Sugimoto began by photographing the classic movie palaces built in the 1920s and ‘30s, their ornate architectural elements a testament to the cultural importance of the burgeoning movie industry. He continued the series with drive-in theaters. In the last decade, Sugimoto has photographed historic theaters in Europe as well as disused theaters that show the ravages of time. Taken together, these photographs present an extended meditation on the passage of time, a recurring theme in his artwork. Theaters, the third in a series of books on Sugimoto’s art, presents 130 photographs, 21 of which have never before been published.

Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948) has exhibited extensively in major museums and galleries throughout the world, and his work is held in numerous public collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; National Gallery, London; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Smithsonian, Washington, DC; and Tate, London, among others. Sugimoto divides his time between Tokyo and New York City.


"Paramont Theater, Newark, 2015" is reproduced from Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters.

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Book Signing at The Strand: Hiroshi Sugimoto

Book Signing at The Strand: Hiroshi Sugimoto

Wednesday October 12 from 7-8PM, acclaimed photographer and architect Hiroshi Sugimoto will appear in conversation with Darius Himes, International Head of Photographs at Christie’s, at the Strand Bookstore in celebration of Theaters, Sugimoto's latest collection of photographs published by Damiani and Matsumoto Editions. Signing to follow.
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Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters

Hiroshi Sugimoto's 1978 photograph of Radio City Music Hall is reproduced from Theaters, the gorgeous new addition to Damiani and Matsumoto Editions' ongoing Sugimoto book series, which currently includes Seascapes and Dioramas. Sugimoto describes seeing his first experiment in the series: "The image was something that neither existed in the real world nor was it anything that I had seen. So who had seen it, then? My answer: it was what the camera saw. It was the afterimage of a great accumulation of afterimages. The excess of light was illuminating the darkness of ignorance." continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/12/2016

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters

Forty years ago, at the age of 28, noted Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto began his Theaters series. With a large-format camera, he photographs classic and drive-in movie theaters with no lighting other than the running movie. When the movie begins, his aperture opens; when the movie ends, it closes. The resulting images are haunting and luminous. Pictured here is "Union City Drive-In, Union City, 1993." To learn more about the series and Sugimoto's life as a photographer, come to the Strand Bookstore tonight, where he will appear in conversation with Darius Himes. Book signing to follow. continue to blog


HIROSHI SUGIMOTO MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Snow White

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: SNOW WHITE

DAMIANI/MATSUMOTO EDITIONS

ISBN: 9788862085205 | US $750.00

Pub Date: 12/26/2017
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Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: THEATERS

Text by Hiroshi Sugimoto.

DAMIANI/MATSUMOTO EDITIONS

ISBN: 9788862084772 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 9/27/2016
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Hiroshi Sugimoto: Glass Tea House Mondrian

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: GLASS TEA HOUSE MONDRIAN

Edited with foreword by David Hrankovic. Preface by Pasquale Gagliardi. Text by Annabelle Selldorf.

WALTHER KöNIG, KOLN

ISBN: 9783863357498 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 9/29/2015
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Hiroshi Sugimoto: Glass Tea House Mondrian

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: GLASS TEA HOUSE MONDRIAN

Edited with foreword by David Hrankovic. Preface by Pasquale Gagliardi. Text by Annabelle Selldorf.

WALTHER KöNIG, KOLN

ISBN: 9783863357498 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 9/29/2015
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Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Long Never, Lightning Fields 304

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: THE LONG NEVER, LIGHTNING FIELDS 304

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862084604 | US $11,000.00

Pub Date: 4/26/2016
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Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Long Never, Lightning Fields 289

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: THE LONG NEVER, LIGHTNING FIELDS 289

Text by Jonathan Safron Foer.

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862084697 | US $11,000.00

Pub Date: 4/26/2016
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Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Long Never

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: THE LONG NEVER

Text by Jonathan Safran Foer.

DAMIANI/MATSUMOTO EDITIONS

ISBN: 9788862083843 | US $750.00

Pub Date: 9/29/2015
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Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: SEASCAPES

Text by Munesuke Mita.

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862084161 | US $70.00

Pub Date: 10/27/2015
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Hiroshi Sugimoto: Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: CONCEPTUAL FORMS AND MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Introduction by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Text by Klaus Ottmann.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775739214 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 3/24/2015
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Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: DIORAMAS

Text by Hiroshi Sugimoto.

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862083270 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 9/30/2014
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Hiroshi Sugimoto: Revolution

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: REVOLUTION

Text by Armin Zweite.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775734714 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 2/28/2013
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Hiroshi Sugimoto

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO

Edited by Pia Müller-Tamm. Text by Hiroshi Sugimoto, Kerry Brougher.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775724128 | US $125.00

Pub Date: 10/31/2010
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Looking through Duchamp’s Door

LOOKING THROUGH DUCHAMP’S DOOR

By Hans Belting.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783865606051 | US $49.95

Pub Date: 2/28/2010
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Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theatres

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: THEATRES

Essay by Hans Belting.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9780615115962 | US $195.00

Pub Date: 3/1/2006
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Hiroshi Sugimoto

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO

Essays by David Elliott, Kerry Brougher and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783775716406 | US $95.00

Pub Date: 11/15/2005
Out of print | Not Available


Sugimoto: Portraits

SUGIMOTO: PORTRAITS

Edited by Nancy Spector and Tracey Bashkoff. Essays by Norman Bryson, Thomas Kellein and Carol Armstrong.

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

ISBN: 9780892072897 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 7/2/2003
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