Shiro Kuramata & Hiroshi Sugimoto: Works from the Absent Past

Shiro Kuramata & Hiroshi Sugimoto: Works from the Absent Past

29 January '15

Wright is delighted to present Shiro Kuramata and Hiroshi Sugimoto: Works from the Absent Past. This auction and exhibition celebrates two of the most creative minds of the 20th century, and will be presented entirely in New York.

Works from the Absent Past features furniture designed by Kuramata, including works from his most important commissions such as the Esprit House and Laputa Restaurant in Tokyo. Other limited edition and commissioned designs by Kuramata, such as a dining table created for his friend and collaborator, Tamotsu Yagi. Presented alongside these important designs are small and large format Seascapes by the celebrated photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Works from the Absent Past can be previewed at 980 Madison Avenue beginning January 6, 2015. All lots will be featured in a dedicated catalog designed in collaboration with Tamotsu Yagi, who will act as creative director for this exhibition. All lots will be sold at auction in Chicago on January 29, 2015 at 12 pm CT.



SHIRO KURAMATA
Cabinet de Curiositié

Ishimaru Co., Ltd
Japan, 1989
acrylic
18.25 w x 18.25 d x 75 h inches

estimate: $70,000–90,000

Originally designed for a 1988 exhibition at Galerie Yves Gastou, Paris. This work is number thirteen from the edition of forty. Sold with certificate of authenticity from the Kuramata Design Office signed by Mieko Kuramata.

provenance: Clear Gallery, Tokyo | Private collection, Tokyo | Wright, Modern Design, 7 October 2008, Lot 264 | Private collection



SHIRO KURAMATA
dining table for Tamotsu Yagi

Ishimaru Co., Ltd and Mihoya Glass
Japan, 1987
laminated whole and broken glass, enameled steel, silicon
93.5 w x 43.25 d x 29 h inches

estimate: $50,000–70,000

This work is unique.

provenance: Tamotsu Yagi, San Francisco and Venice, CA



SHIRO KURAMATA
table for the Esprit House

Ishimaru Co., Ltd
Japan, 1983
Star Piece terrazzo
39.25 w x 39.25 d x 15 h inches

estimate: $10,000–15,000

This work is unique.

provenance: Esprit House, Tokyo | Private Japanese collection

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO
Yellow Sea, Cheju

Japan, 1992
gelatin silver print
16.5 h x 21.25 w inches

estimate: $20,000–30,000

Signed to mount 'H Sugimoto'. This work is from the edition of 25.



HIROSHI SUGIMOTO
Arctic Ocean, Nord Kapp

Japan, 1991
gelatin silver print
16.5 h x 21.25 w inches

estimate: $25,000–30,000

Signed to mount 'H Sugimoto'. This work is from the edition of 25.




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