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Radio City Music Hall, New York

Artist:
Hiroshi Sugimoto (Japanese, born Tokyo, 1948)
Date:
1978
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
42.4 x 54.1 cm (16 11/16 x 21 5/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of the artist, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.59
Rights and Reproduction:
© Hiroshi Sugimoto
Not on view
Despite the bright white screen and empty auditorium, Sugimoto's photograph is about presence rather than absence. The light--both on the screen and softly reflecting throughout the hall--is the light of a movie projected during Sugimoto's hour-and-a-half or two-hour exposure.
Inscription: Blind stamped on sheet below image, BC: "RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL NEW YORK"; BR: "21/25 204"; signed in pencil on mount BRC: "Hiroshi Sugimoto"
Hiroshi Sugimoto

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Sugimoto".

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 8," March 14, 1995–June 11, 1995.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 30," September 24, 2001–January 20, 2002.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Indexing the World," May 25, 2004–September 19, 2004.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Modern Photographs from the Collection XIV," May 15, 2007–September 30, 2007.

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