Edward Burtynsky - Heatwave London Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Oil Fields #6, McKittrick, California

signed 'Edward Burtynsky' on a label affixed to the reverse of the mount
101.6 x 127 cm (40 x 50 in.)
Executed in 2002, this work is 5 from an edition of 5.

£5,000 - 7,000 

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Online Auction 22 - 30 July 2020