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Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits

Text by Maria Morris Hambourg.

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The eeriness of the copy: Sugimoto's portraits of wax figures

At first glance, Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photographic portrait of King Henry VIII of England is arresting: Sugimoto’s camera has captured the tactility of Henry’s furs and silks, the elaborate embroidery of his doublet, the light reflecting off of each shimmering jewel. The contours of the king’s face are so lifelike that he appears to be almost three-dimensional. It seems as though the 21st-century artist has traveled back in time nearly 500 years to photograph his royal subject.

But Sugimoto’s portraits of historical figures are fictions, at least twice removed from their subjects, made by photographing a wax figure that has been created by a sculptor from either a photographic portrait or a painted one. Sugimoto shoots his subjects in black and white, posing the “sitter” against a black background, amplifying the illusion that we are viewing a contemporary portrait in which the subject has stepped out of history.

This volume presents the photographer’s images of the wax figures alongside a selection of portraits of living subjects and photographs of memento mori. As with his other major bodies of work—Dioramas, Seascapes and Theaters—Sugimoto’s Portraits address the passage of time and history, and question the nature of the “reality” captured by the camera. Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits is the fourth in a series of books on Sugimoto’s major bodies of work and presents 70 photographs, 7 of which have never before been published.

Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948) has helped define what it means to be a multidisciplinary contemporary artist, his photographs blurring the lines between photography, painting, installation and architecture. Sugimoto divides his time between Tokyo and New York City.


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/11/2018

See video of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Darius Himes speaking at The Strand

See video of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Darius Himes speaking at The Strand

Monday May 7, photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto spoke with Darius Himes, International Head of Photographs at Christie's and co-author of Publish Your Photography Book, at the Strand Bookstore in celebration of Portraits, Sugimoto's latest collection of photographs published by Damiani and MW Editions. See video of the discussion here!
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Hiroshi Sugimoto & Darius Himes at the Strand

Hiroshi Sugimoto & Darius Himes at the Strand

Monday May 7, from 7 - 8 PM, acclaimed photographer and architect Hiroshi Sugimoto will appear in conversation with Darius Himes, International Head of Photographs at Christie's and co-author of Publish Your Photography Book, at the Strand Bookstore in celebration of Portraits, Sugimoto's latest collection of photographs published by Damiani and MW Editions. Signing to follow.
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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/7/2018

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits

"Fidel Castro" (1999), Hiroshi Sugimoto's "portrait" of the Cuban revolutionary as sculpted in wax, is reproduced from Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits, new from Damiani and MW Editions. "For Sugimoto, photography is not just an artistic vehicle," Maria Morris Hambourg writes, "it is a philosophical instrument. From his first photographs of dioramas, the artist understood that 'photography does not exist separate from the world… but already exists as an innate perceptual tool within our mind.' Thus the end of photography for Sugimoto, if it ever actually occurs, will hardly be a full stop. His mind is so thoroughly engaged by the conceptual aspects of the medium that he will continue his investigations into the nature of history, memory, time, art, and perception. These fires of his creativity have not extinguished; rather, on the sill of his eighth decade, they are burning ever brighter, and like torches held aloft, are lighting the artist's way into surprising new domains." continue to blog


HIROSHI SUGIMOTO MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: PORTRAITS

Text by Maria Morris Hambourg.

DAMIANI/MW EDITIONS

ISBN: 9788862085823 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 3/27/2018
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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: 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, 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: 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, KöLN

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, KöLN

ISBN: 9783863357498 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 9/29/2015
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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: 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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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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