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Lot 7

Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky
Lot 7 Details
Edward Burtynsky


Pigment inkjet print on Kodak professional paper, printed 2024
edition 3/9; framed

41 x 54 x 1.5 in — 104.1 x 137.2 x 3.8 cm

Estimate $26,000-$29,000

Realised: $18,000

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The Work & Artist Bio

Edward Burtynsky has always made stunning photographs of the mediated natural world — our interference and imprint are everywhere seen and felt. Coast Mountains #15, Receding Glacier, British Columbia, Canada, 2023 is new work, a lament for the impact of climate change. As he always has done, Ed Burtynsky makes beautiful and therefore more poignant, our interventions on the planet, this endangered place. Coast Mountains #15 is a large inkjet print made painterly. His eye has captured time and light and still made a lament of potential loss lovely.

Edward Burtynsky is regarded as one of the world's most accomplished contemporary photographers. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes represent over 40 years of his dedication of bearing witness to the impact of human industry on the planet. Burtynsky's photographs are included in the collections of over 80 major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa; the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York; the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid; the Tate Modern in London, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California. Burtynsky was born in 1955 of Ukrainian heritage in St. Catharines, Ontario. He received his BAA in Photography/Media Studies from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) in 1982, and has since received both an Alumni Achievement Award (2004) and an Honorary Doctorate (2007) from his alma mater. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has staged major touring exhibitions with the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Recent solo exhibitions include “Edward Burtynsky: Le paysage abstrait” (2023) at Arsenal Contemporary Art, Montréal; “Edward Burtynsky: Present” (2023) at Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick; “Edward Burtynsky: Earth Observed” (2022) at the New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut; and “Mounds and Voids” (2022) at Musée de Dieppe, France.

Burtynsky’s work has been the subject of a film titled Manufactured Landscapes (2006) by Jennifer Baichwal, with whom he has collaborated on the documentary films Watermark (2013) and ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch (2018) with Nicholas de Pencier.

Burtynsky’s work has appeared in numerous periodicals each year including Border Crossings, Art in America, The Smithsonian Magazine, Harper's Magazine, Flash Art, Blind Spot, Art Forum, Saturday Night, National Geographic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Walrus, FT Weekend and Vogue. He has published numerous books with Steidl, most recently African Studies (2022).

In 2006 Burtynsky was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Canada, in 2018 he was named Photo London's Master of Photography and in 2019 he was the recipient of the Lucie Award for Achievement in Documentary Photography. Most recently he was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame. The largest exhibition of his works to date, “Extraction / Abstraction”, is currently on view at Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.

Burtynsky is represented by: Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto; Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary; Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco; Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York and Hong Kong; Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York; Flowers Gallery, London; Admira Photography, Milan; Galerie Springer, Berlin; and Weinstein Hammons Gallery, Minneapolis.

The Art of Nature: Edward Burtynsky's "Natural Order", Border Crossings Issue 159, 2022

That's Photography with a D, Border Crossings Issue 136, 2015

The Fine and Excrutiating Construction of the World: An Interview with Ed Burtynsky, Border Crossings Issue 117, 2009

Artist's Website

Nicholas Metivier Gallery

Sundaram Tagore Gallery

Flowers Gallery

Paul Kuhn Gallery

Robert Koch Gallery

Galerie Springer Berlin

Weinstein Hammons Gallery

Admira Photography

Howard Greenberg Gallery


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About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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