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Hiroshi Sugimoto (1948-)

Artist of 1 portrait
Sugimoto attended St Paul's University, Tokyo (1966-70). He attended the Los Angeles School of Art and Design, where he was influenced by the prevailing ideas of Minimalism and Conceptualism. He has lived in New York since 1974. He is represented in the collections of Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery of Australia, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. His work fuses late 20th century art forms of Western Conceptualism with Eastern cultural traditions of timelessness. His work is characterised by meticulous technique and by the creation of groups or series, notably Dioramas and Wax Museums (begun in 1976), where he explores notions of time, reality and representation.

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Queen Elizabeth II

by Hiroshi Sugimoto
gelatin silver print laid on aluminium, 1999
On display in Room 39 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P1002