Lot 38
Yuichi Hibi


Silver gelatin print
20 x 24 inches
Signed on verso
Edition 1 of 10
Donated by Evan Mirapaul

Moving to New York City in 1988 from Japan to pursue an acting career, Yuichi Hibi initially found the city to be isolating and bleak. He began taking black and white photographs of the city at night, paying close attention to the feel of the busy city at night, and emphasizing the overlooked beauty and happenstance moments occurring around him. Here, a figure standing under a hazy beam of light appears to glow against his dark surroundings, appearing almost otherworldly amidst the night. Born in Nagoya in 1964, Hibi has lived in New York since 1988. Trained as an actor and filmmaker, he began making still photographs shortly after his arrival in the United States. As a filmmaker, Hibi directed a feature documentary, A Weekend with Mr. Frank, about world-renowned photographer Robert Frank with co-producer/editor Ross Kauffman. Hibi has exhibited at the International Center of Photography in New York, Paris Photo in Paris, Arts Labor Gallery in Shanghai, and he has an impressive bibliography of published work.

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