Hiroshi Sugimoto | Ana Bolena | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa
Past exhibition

Sugimoto: Portraits

06.06.2000 - 09.10.2000

In his new commission created specially for the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Sugimoto has turned to the wax figures he first exploted in his Dioramas series.

Unlike his earlier depictions of dioramic displays found in natural history museums and tableaux of famous persons in wax museums, these images are life-size, black-and-white portraits of historical figures, such as Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and Voltaire, which are photographed against dramatically-lit, black backdrops.


Hiroshi Sugimoto
Anne Boleyn
, 1999
Gelatin-silver print
149.2 x 119.3 cm
Edition: 1 of 5
Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin