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  • Provenance

    Nicholas Metiver Gallery, Toronto, 2006

  • 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 #59, Abandoned Section, Adam Pirie Quarry, Barre, Vermont

1991
Chromogenic print, printed 2003.
26 3/4 x 33 3/4 in. (67.9 x 85.7 cm)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 8/10 on a label affixed to the reverse of the mount.

Estimate
$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $10,625

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairwoman, Americas

 

Photographs

New York Auction 14 October 2020