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

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Literature

    Western Australia Museum, Edward Burtynsky: Australian Minescapes, p. 67
    Flowers Gallery, Australian Minescapes: Edward Burtynsky, n.p.
    'Edward Burtynsky: Beaute Coupable,' Azart Photographie, September 2010, pp. 76-83, for text and image
    McCusker, 'An Uneasy Contradiction: Surveying the career of Edward Burtynsky,' Color, July 2010, p. 44
    Muller-Pohle, 'European Photography,' The International Art Magazine For Contemporary Photography, 2009, pp. 18-19, for text and image

  • 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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Silver Lake Operations #12, Lake Lefroy, Western Australia

Chromogenic print.
39 x 49 in. (99.1 x 124.5 cm)
Overall 50 x 60 in. (127 x 152.4 cm)

Signed in ink, printed credit, title, date and number 7/9 on a label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $18,750

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New York 3 October 2017