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  • Provenance

    Torch Gallery, Amsterdam

  • 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 #21, Chittagong, Bangladesh

2000
Colour coupler print, printed 2006.
55.6 x 45.1 cm (21 7/8 x 17 3/4 in).
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 2/15 on the reverse of the mount.

Estimate
£1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for £4,750

The Collection of Lewis Kaplan

29 June 2008, 3pm
London