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  • Provenance

    Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

  • 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 Spill #5, Q4000 Drilling Platform, Gulf of Mexico, June 24

2010
Chromogenic print.
47 5/8 x 63 3/8 in. (121 x 161 cm)
Overall 50 x 60 in. (127 x 152.4 cm)

Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 3/6 on a label affixed to the reverse of the mount.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $27,720

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department
+1 212 940 1225
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Vanessa Hallett
Deputy Chairwoman, Americas and Worldwide Head of Photographs
+1 212 940 1243
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Photographs

New York Auction 7 October 2021