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English Channel, Weston Cliff

© Hiroshi Sugimoto

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Hiroshi Sugimoto

Japanese, active in United States, born 1948

English Channel, Weston Cliff, 1994

gelatin silver print

Edition: 11/25

sheet: 16 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches (41.91 x 53.97 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Charles Clifton Fund, 1996

P1996:6.2

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Inscriptions

inscription / emobossed on bottom edge

Class

Photographs

Work Type

Gelatin silver print

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Over the course of several decades, Hiroshi Sugimoto photographed a series of seascapes with a large-format camera from a similar vantage point—from above the sea toward the horizon line, equally dividing the image into water and sky. To Sugimoto, the point where water and sky meet is important, signifying the unity between physical and spiritual realms. The creation of images like English Channel, Weston Cliff, Sugimoto states, aids in his ongoing search for what is “invisible to our everyday consciousness.” Through the lens of his camera, he bears witness to what he considers to be “the creation of the universe” by observing the natural elements of water, air, and light.

Label from Anselm Kiefer: Beyond Landscape, November 17, 2013–October 5, 2014

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