Edward Burtynsky - The Collection of Lewis Kaplan London Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Torch Gallery, Amsterdam

  • Literature

    National Gallery of Canada, Yale University Press, Manufactured Landscapes: The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky, exh. cat., Ottawa, New Haven and London, 2003, pl. 25

  • 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 #25, Abandoned Section, Adam-Pirie Quarry, Barre, Vermont

Colour coupler print.
68.6 x 86.4 cm (27 x 34 in).
Signed in ink on a label affixed to the reverse of the mount. Number ten from an edition of 10.

£1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for £5,250

The Collection of Lewis Kaplan

29 June 2008, 3pm