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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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Rock of Ages #2, Granite Quarry, Bebee Quebec, Canada

Chromogenic print, mounted.
Image: 66.2 x 85 cm (26 1/8 x 33 1/2 in.)
Frame: 88.7 x 106.7 cm (34 7/8 x 42 in.)

Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 9/10 on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Contact Specialist
Genevieve Janvrin
Co-Head of Photographs, Europe
+33 1 53 71 77 87

Yuka Yamaji
Co-Head of Photographs, Europe
+44 20 7318 4098


London Auction 1 November 2018