Edward Burtynsky - Photographs London Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Exhibited

    Manufactured Landscapes: The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky, including: Ontario, The National Gallery of Canada; The Art Gallery of Ontario; Musée d’art contemporain de
    Montréal; San Diego, The Museum of Photographic Arts; Stanford University, Cantor Center for Visual Arts; New York, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, January 2003–January 2006
    Edward Burtynsky: Oil, including: Amsterdam, Huis Marseille; Stockholm, Fotografiska Museet; Hamburg, Altana Kulturstiftung; London, The Photographer’s Gallery, November 2009–July 2012 (for all, another print exhibited)

  • Literature

    Edward Burtynsky: Manufactured Landscapes, New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2003, p. 146
    M. Mayer et al., Burtynsky – China, Göttingen: Steidl, 2005, p. 17
    Burtynsky – Quarries, Göttingen: Steidl, 2007, p. 14
    Burtynsky – Oil, Göttingen: Steidl, 2009, p. 193

  • 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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Shipbreaking #27 with cutter, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Colour coupler print.
68.7 × 86.5 cm (27 × 34 in)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number on an artist’s label affixed to the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 10 plus 2 artist’s proofs.

£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £8,750


17 May 2012