Edward Burtynsky - Photographs London Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Private Collection, USA

  • Literature

    Burtynsky – China, Göttingen: Steidl, 2005, pp. 30-31

  • 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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Feng Jie #3 and #4, Three Gorges Dam Project, Yangtze River, China

Chromogenic print diptych.
Each 68.7 x 86.6 cm (27 x 34 1/8 in); overall 86 x 208.6 cm (33 7/8 x 82 1/8 in)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 2/10 on a label affixed to the reverse of each mount.

£12,000 - 18,000 

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London 7 November 2013 4pm