Edward Burtynsky - Photographs New York Thursday, April 8, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, 1997

  • Literature

    National Gallery of Canada/Yale University Press, Manufactured Landscapes: The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky, pl. 25

  • 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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Rock Of Ages #25, Abandoned Section, Adam Pirie Quarry, Barre, Vermont

Chromogenic print.
26 3/4 x 33 1/2 in. (67.9 x 85.1 cm)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 4/10 in ink in the margin.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $6,300

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New York Auction 8 April 2021