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  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Nickel Tailings #36, Sudbury, Ontario

1996
chromogenic print
image 40 x 60 in. (101.6 x 152.4 cm.)
sheet 48 x 68 in. (121.9 x 172.7 cm.)

Signed "Ed Burtynsky" on a label affixed to the reverse of the backing board. This work is number 5 from an edition of 10.

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $15,000

Contact Specialist
Benjamin Godsill
Head of Sale [email protected]
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Under the Influence

New York Auction 7 March 2014 2pm