Wushan #3, Yangtze River, China

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  • Provenance

    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, 2004

  • Literature

    Steidl, Burtynsky China, p. 26

  • 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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Wushan #3, Yangtze River, China

2002
Chromogenic print, mounted.
40 x 50 in. (101.6 x 127 cm)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 4/5 on a label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

sold for $6,000

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