Edward Burtynsky - Photographs New York Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
    Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis

  • Exhibited

    Focus on Photography, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, 3 September – 25 October 2015

  • Literature

    Steidl, China: The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky, p. 23

  • 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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Three Gorges Dam Project, Dam #4, Yangtze River, China

Chromogenic print.
27 x 34 in. (68.6 x 86.4 cm)
Overall 37 1/2 x 44 1/2 in. (95.3 x 113 cm)

Signed ink, printed title, date and number 1/10 on a label affixed to the reverse of the mount.

$5,000 - 7,000 

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New York Auction 6 April 2022