Hiroshi Sugimoto: Snow White, Limited Edition
Publisher: Bologna, Italy: Damiani, 2017
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113106
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First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 400 signed and numbered copies. Hardcover. White silk cloth-covered boards with title debossed on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued; contained in an aluminum slipcase. Photographs and text by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Essay by Kerry Brougher. Unpaginated (160 pp.), with 75 tritone plates. 10-1/2 x 14 inches.
New in publisher's packaging.
From the publisher: "Snow White is a unique collector’s edition book containing 65 artworks by Hiroshi Sugimoto. All of the photographs in Snow White are from his Theaters series and include many of his well known photographs of classic movie palaces and drive-ins, along with new photographs of Italian opera houses and abandoned theaters. Sugimoto began the Theaters series four decades ago. To make these images, he exposes the film inside the dark theater (or in the case of the drive-ins, outside at night) for the duration of the movie. The running movie is the only source of light bringing out the architectural details of these spaces.The Disney movie Snow White was running when Sugimoto photographed Palace Theater, Gary, 2013, one of the abandoned theaters that is reproduced here. In this book, Sugimoto reveals for the first time the movies that were screened when he took these photographs and the exposure time of each photograph. Each artwork in Snow White is accompanied by the name of the movie, its running time, and a short text about each written by Sugimoto. The black-and-white photographs are hand-tipped onto the pages. The book is bound in silk cloth. Each book contains a numbered colophon signed by Sugimoto and is housed in a custom-made slipcase.
Hiroshi Sugimoto has defined what it means to be a multidisciplined contemporary artist, blurring the lines between photography, painting, installation, and architecture. Preserving and picturing memory and time is a central theme of Sugimoto’s photography, including the ongoing series Dioramas, Theaters, and Seascapes. His work is held in numerous public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; The National Gallery, London; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., and Tate, London, among others."