Special Editions

Published by MW Editions and Damiani
Clothbound
10.5 x 14 inches
140 pages
65 black and white illustrations

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Long Never

Text by Jonathan Safran Foer

The Long Never is a special-edition book containing 65 artworks by Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948). Composed of photographs from five series—Meteorites, Dioramas, Pre-Photographic Time Recording Devices, Lightning Fields and Seascapes—the sequence of images in this book conjures a natural history of the planet, perhaps even one untouched by humans. The black-and-white photographs are hand-tipped onto the pages of the book, which is wrapped in silk cloth. Celebrated author Jonathan Safran Foer has written an original story for the volume. Foer's text sits on the page underneath each artwork, so the reader must lift up each photograph in order to read the story.

For this limited edition, Sugimoto has printed Lightning Fields 289 and Lightning Fields 304 in an edition of twenty-five each. Every print is signed by the artist. The book and print are housed in a custom-made brushed aluminum box.



Lightning Fields 304, 2014
Gelatin silver print
Print: 11 x 14 inches
Matt: 17.625 x 20.625 inches
Edition of 25

Lightning Fields 289, 2014
Gelatin silver print
Print: 11 x 14 inches
Matt: 17.625 x 20.625 inches
Edition of 25

About the Artist

Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948) has exhibited extensively in major museums and galleries throughout the world, and his work is held in numerous public collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; National Gallery, London; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Smithsonian, Washington, DC; and Tate, London, among others. Sugimoto divides his time between Tokyo and New York City.

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