The Hermès Editeur 3 Hiroshi Sugimoto exhibit at Art Basel.
“I usually don’t crop out my art,” explains the photographer, who is largely known for his black and white images of seascapes, architectural sites and wax figures. “But since the Polaroid is a perfect square, its proportions perfectly fit the scarf size, so it was just a coincidence that it happened.”
Hermès created a special inkjet to digitally silk print the photos onto extra-large scale scarves (140 square cm), the better to appreciate Sugimoto’s hypnotic gradations. And while the pieces are currently on display at the Art Basel fair through June 21 (and will be exhibited at Art Basel Miami later this year), eager types with 7,000 Euros (approximately $8,700) to spare can purchase them online at hermes-editeur.com.