Shipyard #18, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China

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  • Literature

    Steidl, China: The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky, p. 75

  • Artist Bio

    Edward Burtynsky

    Canadian • 1955

    Universally termed 'industrial landscapes', Edward Burtynsky's photographs are rooted in the complex, symbiotic and, at times, destructive relationship we have with the earth. In depicting his subjects, Burtynsky balances an exacting, documentarian objectivity with a breathtakingly finessed beauty. His oversized works, whose subjects include quarries in Vermont, shipyards in China and oil refineries in Canada, have a sense of grandiosity and monumentality. There is an initial visual appeal of vibrant colors, details and scale; however, on closer inspection, the environmental dilemma unfolds. They are introspective and meditative, capturing a 'contemplative moment' where landscapes provide visual and emotional resonance.

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Property from a Private West Coast Collection

Shipyard #18, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China

2005
Chromogenic print.
22 x 18 in. (55.9 x 45.7 cm)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 21/25 on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the mount.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

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New York Auction 4 April 2019