Edward Burtynsky - PHOTOGRAPHS New York Thursday, October 16, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary

  • Literature

    National Gallery of Canada / Yale University Press, Manufactured Landscapes: The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky, pl. 12

  • 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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Nickel Tailings #32, Sudbury, Ontario

Color coupler print, printed 2004.
24 1/2 x 38 1/2 in. (62.2 x 97.8 cm).
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number AP2 on a label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 10 plus 2 artist's proofs.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $11,250


16 Oct 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York