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Photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Text by Hans Belting and Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Sonnabend Sundell Editions and eyestorm, New York & London, 2000. In English. 224 pp., 96 quadratone illustrations, 11x12".

Publisher's Description

"This book is the first-ever collection of Hiroshi Sugimoto's Theater photographs. To create each image, Sugimoto would take a long-exposure photograph of a cinema screen for the entire duration of a movie, resulting in a blank white screen. 'Different movies give different brightnesses,' he said. 'If it's an optimistic story, I usually end up with a bright screen; if it's a sad story, it's a dark screen. Occult movie? Very dark.' The project was partly the result of wanting to make a simple form visible: 'The simplest forms have authority, like a blank white light. And how do you photograph that? You need a framework to make it visible. But this is not simply white light; it is the result of too much information.'" —the publisher

Glow in the dark paper-covered boards and a silver paper-covered slipcase. Quadratone separations by Robert J. Hennessey. Printed by Meridian Printing, Rhode Island. The cover was silk-screened with Day-Glo ink and then matte film laminated. The book was Smythsewn bound and is enclosed in a specially designed cardboard slipcase covered in silver paper.

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Last copies! The numbered edition of 1,000 is sold out, but a small number of Artist Proofs are still available. photo-eye's price includes insured shipping!

This collector’s edition photogravure of U. A. Walker, New York, 1978, by Hiroshi Sugimoto was released in the year 2000, in an edition of 1,000 numbered and signed copies, plus 10 Artist Proofs.

The photogravure, signed on the lower right corner by the artist, is printed on Rives BFK 280 gram paper and housed in a piano-hinged aluminum box. Each box contains a colophon with the edition or artist proof number. Image size 17½×11½ inches; paper size 21½×17½ inches.

The edition is accompanied by the edition of Theaters printed in the year 2000, which is housed in an aluminum slipcase.

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Cat# ZB774L Limited Edition $4,150.00 (0615115969)
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