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Sugimoto: Portraits

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Fidel Castro • Photo courtesy of Guggenheim • Museum New York
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Fidel Castro
Photo courtesy of Guggenheim
Museum New York
Sugimoto: Portraits
GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT  •  Bruce Museum of Arts and Science  •  Ongoing
Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto's larger-than-life-size, black-and-white portraits of historical figures past and present, including Henry VIII, Napoleon Bonaparte, Fidel Castro, and Princess Diana, which are photographed against dramatically lit, black backdrops. Sugimoto isolated the wax effigies from the staged vignettes in waxworks museums, posed them in three-quarter-length view, and illuminated them so as to create Rembrandtesque portraits. This show was first seen at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York in 2001.

Bruce Museum of Arts and Science Web Site

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