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  • Provenance

    Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary

  • 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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Feng Jie #5, Yangtze River, China

2002
Chromogenic print.
28 x 35 in. (71.1 x 88.9 cm)
Signed in ink, printed, title, date and number AP 2 on a label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 10 plus 2 artist's proofs.

Estimate
$6,000 - 8,000 

Contact Specialist
Vanessa Kramer Hallett
Worldwide Head, Photographs
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Photographs

New York 30 September & 1 October 2013