A Partnership Made in Heaven

Add Hiroshi Sugimoto and God to the list of great artistic collaborators, joining the ranks of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. In 2012, three years after Sugimoto photographed Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante's re-creation of The Last Supper at a wax doll museum in Japan, Hurricane Sandy ruined the artist's photos, which were stored in the basement of his studio in Chelsea, N.Y. Sugimoto “chose to interpret this as the invisible hand of God coming down to bring my monumental, but unfinished Last Supper to completion.” Instead of tossing the disfigured prints, he compares the result to da Vinci's deteriorating Last Supper and reflects, “I can only be grateful to the storm for putting my work through a half-millennium's worth of stresses in so short a time.” This is the first exhibition of the 24-foot-long photograph, “Acts of God,” consisting of five panels. Sugimoto's “Sea of Galilee” and “In Praise of Shadows” series will also be on display.

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 5:30 p.m. Starts: May 1. Continues through July 3, 2014

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