Edward Burtynsky - BRIC Theme Sale London Friday, April 23, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Flowers, London

  • Exhibited

    Lisbon, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Ingenuity: Photography and Engineering 1846-2006, 8 February - 29 April 2007 (another example exhibited)

  • 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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Three Gorges Dam Project, Feng Jie #5, Yangtze River, China

Colour coupler print, printed 2003 and mounted.
68.6 x 86.4 cm (27 x 34 in).
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 1/10 on a label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £7,500

BRIC Theme Sale

23-24 April 2010