Edward Burtynsky - Under the Influence New York Friday, September 23, 2011 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    ACRIA Benefit, 2007

  • Artist Biography

    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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China Recycling #9, Circuit Boards, Guiyu, Guangdong Province, China

Digital chromogenic color print.
Image: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm); sheet: 22 x 26 in. (55.9 x 66 cm)
Signed "Edward Burtynsky" on a label affixed to the reverse of the backing board. This work is from an edition of 25.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $3,750

Under the Influence

23 September 2011
New York