Hiroshi Sugimoto's South Pacific Ocean valued at $35,000

Hiroshi Sugimoto's South Pacific Ocean, Tearai is among the highlights of a sale at Wright in Chicago on January 29 with a valuation of $30,000-35,000.

It will appear in a sale of Japanese art and design titled Works from the Absent Past that will include pieces from Shiro Kuramata.

Sugimoto South Pacific
Sugimoto is a world renowned Japanese photographer

The photograph (one of an edition of 25) was executed in Japan in 1991 and is one of a long running series of seascapes Sugimoto began producing during the 1980s.

In each, the image is split in half by the line of the horizon. They are shot from a variety of locations, from the English Channel to the Arctic Ocean.

Sugimoto is among the world's most respected living photographers, whose highly conceptual work explores deep existential themes.

The sale will include "Lake Superior, Cascade River", and "Yellow Sea, Cheju" - both of which are valued at $20,000-30,000.

The Shiro Kuramata section of the sale includes pieces from across his successful career as one of Japan's top designers.

This includes a vitrine (display case) produced for Tokyo's Bub Yoshino beauty salon in 1976, which carries an estimate of $20,000-30,000.

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