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

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  • Provenance

    Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona

  • Exhibited

    Australian Minescapes, including: Brisbane, Brisbane Powerhouse; Ballarat, Sovereign Hill Gold Museum; Geralton, Western Australian Museum; Melbourne, Australian Centre for Photography; Fremantle, Western Australian Maritime Museum, April 2008–September 2010 (each another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Australian Minescapes by Edward Burtynsky, Museum of Western Australia, 2009, pl. 20

  • 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, Operation #12, Lake Lefroy, Western Australia

Digital colour coupler print, printed 2008.
99.5 × 124.5 cm (39 1/8 × 49 in)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number on an artist’s label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 9 plus 2 artist’s proofs.

£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £8,500


17 May 2012