Hiroshi Sugimoto is one of the standout photographers of our time, his eerily intense and uncanny images, have made him into one of contemporary art’s most collected photographers. He is perhaps most identified with his bleak and often beautiful black and white photographs, that are distinctly Japanese and often possess a meditative aura.
Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1948, Hiroshi Sugimoto studied sociology and politics at St. Paul’s… Read more
About the artwork
Hiroshi Sugimoto’s work explores Duchamp’s theory that a copy is as important as the original. Taking photos of replicas of Duchamp’s masterpiece, The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass), he then presents the unique photo negatives between two pieces of glass. The Japanese photographer is renowned for his philosophical inclinations, and brings an intriguing perspective to this age-old question.