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North Pacific Ocean, Mt. Tamalpais

© Hiroshi Sugimoto

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Hiroshi Sugimoto

Japanese, active in United States, born 1948

North Pacific Ocean, Mt. Tamalpais, 1994

gelatin silver print

Edition: 12/25

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


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Gelatin silver print

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 North Pacific Ocean, Mt. Tamalpais, 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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