"0025 Screw" (2004)

"0025 Screw," 2004
Gelatin-silver print
Image size: 58 3/4 x 47 inches
Frame size: 71 x 60 inches
Edition of 5
Courtesy the artist and The Pace Gallery, New York

"What I’m photographing here is a nineteenth-century-made machine. I’m trying to make it present as art or sculpture. So my interest- curiosity- is if the non-artist-made object can be presented in a way that it can keep the power of art itself, without artistic intention of its making. I think it’s very conceptual. Marcel Duchamp invented this readymade concept. So I’m definitely borrowing. I cannot escape his influence."

- Hiroshi Sugimoto