Lot 67
  • 67

Edward Burtynsky

Estimate
7,000 - 10,000 GBP
Sold
8,750 GBP
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Description

  • Edward Burtynsky
  • 'Railcuts no. 1, c.n. Track,' Skihist Provincial Park, British Columbia, 2003
  • C-print
  • Image 68 x 85.5 cm (26¾ x 33¾ in.);
    sheet 85 x 103 cm (33½x 40½ in.)
Chromogenic print, flush-mounted to board. Signed in black ink on a label bearing information about the work in facsimile affixed to the reverse of the mount, with an  additional label bearing information about the work in facsimile affixed to the reverse of the mount. Edition 8/10. Framed. 

Provenance

Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco
Corporate collection, Switzerland

Catalogue Note

Burtynsky's images have a painterly abstract quality caused by the flatness of the photographs. This one-dimensional feeling is something he aims for as it represents, “the democratic distribution of light and space across the whole field”. His projects such as Oil, China and Quarries emphasise the unsettling reality of how capitalism and our own commodification are affecting and exhausting the planet’s resources.
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