This auction has staggered end times.
Each lot closes at 1 minute intervals.

Hiroshi Sugimoto

U.A. Walker Theater, New York, 1978

This piece has a 20% Buyer's Premium.

Time remaining



Lot 7
11.1 x 14.5 in (28.3 x 36.8 cm)
Edition of 1000
Signed on recto
Printed 2000


This work ships from Japan.


To facilitate the shipment of this work, Paddle8 will share your name and delivery address with the seller. The seller is not permitted to use your information for any other purpose.

Sugimoto’s 'U.A. Walker Theater, New York, 1978' is from the artist’s series in which captured theaters, devoid of human presence and in his signature black and white. According to Sugimoto, when he was photographing at the National History Museum, he had a vision and was inspired to answer the question of what happens if you shoot a movie in a single frame. The answer to this question was that you would get a shining screen. As Sugimoto describes, “Immediately I sprang into action, experimenting toward realizing this vision. Dressed up as a tourist, I walked into a cheap cinema in the East Village with a large-format camera. As soon as the movie started, I fixed the shutter at a wide-open aperture, and two hours later when the movie finished, I clicked the shutter closed. that evening, I developed the film, and the vision exploded behind my eyes.”

Additional Info

About Hiroshi Sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto (Japanese, b. 1948) aims to convey and preserve a point in time through his highly technical photographs. Sugimoto is also compelled by architecture, creating large-format photographs of significant buildings from around the world and working with architects to execute his visions. Sugimoto’s work is considered to be concrete and abstract at the same time. Represented by PACE, and with past shows at Gagosian Gallery, Sugimoto’s work is held in numerous public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the National Gallery, London, among others.