Edward Burtynsky - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Literature

    Ewing, Edward Burtynsky: Essential Elements, p. 68
    Nazraeli Press, Edward Burtynsky: Monegros, pl. XX
    Steidl Verlag, Burtynsky-Water, p. 116

  • Catalogue Essay

    “We come from the nature and we have to understand what it is, because we are connected to it and we are part of it.”
    -Edward Burtynsky

  • 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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Dryland Farming #24, Monegros County, Aragon, Spain

Chromogenic print.
48 x 64 in. (121.9 x 162.6 cm)
Signed in ink, printed credit, title, date, number 5/6 and artist's monogram on a label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $32,500

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New York 3 October 2017