Edward Burtynsky - Saturday@Phillips New York Saturday, December 1, 2007 | Phillips
  • 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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Oil Fields #27, Texas City, Texas

7 1/4 x 9 1/8 in. (18.4 x 23.2 cm).
Signed and numbered on verso. This work is from an edition of 100.

$800 - 1,200 


1 Dec 2007, 10am & 2pm
New York