Edward Burtynsky

Nationality : Canadian

Birth Year : 1955

Place of Birth : Ontario, Canada

Specialities : Contemporary Art, Old Masters

Biography

Over the past twenty-five years, Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky has been an explorer of unfamiliar places where industrial activity has reshaped the surface of the land. His surveys of the human-made terrain of quarrying, mining, railcutting, recycling, oil refining, and shipbreaking remind us that these incursions into the earth arise from perennial human needs and desires. With a disturbing and unexpected beauty, these photographs subvert our usual notions of the sublime in nature and lead us to new awareness of the landscape of our times.

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LOT SOLD (2004 - 2009)

184

MAX PRICE

$48,747

AVG PRICE

$16,735

TOTAL SALES (2004 - 2009)

$334,704

 Untitled - E.L. Smith Quarry, Barre, Vermont by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Untitled - E.L. Smith Quarry, Barre, Vermont

Levis Fine Art Auctions, Calgary

November 8, 2015

$3,006  USD

 Carrara marble quarries #31 by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Carrara marble quarries #31

Levis Fine Art Auctions, Calgary

November 8, 2015

$6,389  USD

 Rock of Ages #24, Abandoned Section, Rock of Ages Quarry, Barre, Vermont by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Rock of Ages #24, Abandoned Section, Rock of Ages

Levis Fine Art Auctions, Calgary

November 8, 2015

$6,389  USD

 Shipyard #18, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Shipyard #18, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China

Phillips, London

November 6, 2015

$26,337  USD

 Three Gorges Dam Project, Dam #1, Yangtze River, China by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Three Gorges Dam Project, Dam #1, Yangtze River, C

Heffel, Vancouver

November 5, 2015

$8,968  USD

 Shipyard #11, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Shipyard #11, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China

Phillips, New York

October 8, 2015

$6,875  USD

 Manufacturing #17, Deda Chicken Processing Plant, Dehui City, Jilin Province, China by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Manufacturing #17, Deda Chicken Processing Plant,

Phillips, New York

October 8, 2015

$60,000  USD

 Shipbreaking #10 Chittagong, Bangladesh by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Shipbreaking #10 Chittagong, Bangladesh

Wright, Chicago

September 24, 2015

$5,120  USD

 Shipbreaking #50 Chittagong, Bangladesh by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Shipbreaking #50 Chittagong, Bangladesh

Wright, Chicago

September 24, 2015

$25,000  USD

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