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  • Provenance

    Flowers Gallery, London

  • 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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Oxford Tire Pile #9a and #9b, Westley, California

1999
chromogenic print diptych
each: 121.9 x 152.4 cm (47 7/8 x 60 in.)
Each signed 'Edward Burtynsky' on a label adhered to the reverse. This work is number 5 from an edition of 6.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £18,750

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London Auction 13 April 2016