Edward Burtynsky - Photographs London Friday, September 25, 2020 | Phillips
  • Literature

    E. Burtynsky, Australian Minescapes, Welshpool, W.A.: Western Australian Museum, 2009, p. 67
    Australian Minescapes: Edward Burtynsky, London: Flowers Garden, 2009, n.p.
    A. Muller-Pohle, 'European Photography', The International Art Magazine For Contemporary Photography, 2009, pp. 18-19
    'Edward Burtynsky: Beaute Coupable', Azart Photographie, September 2010, pp. 76-83
    C. McCusker, 'An Uneasy Contradiction: Surveying the career of Edward Burtynsky,' Color, July 2010, p. 44

  • 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 Operations #12, Lake Lefroy, Western Australia

Chromogenic print, mounted.
Image: 120.5 x 151 cm (47 1/2 x 59 1/2 in.)
Frame: 124.5 x 154.7 cm (49 x 60 7/8 in.)

Signed in ink, printed title and date on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 6.

£10,000 - 15,000 

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London Auction 25 September 2020