EDWARD BURTYNSKY "SHIPBREAKING #33", 2001
A noted filmmaker, entrepreneur, and environmental advocate, Burtynsky is first known internationally for his large-scale images documenting the consequences and process of using the earth's natural resources.
Perhaps his most striking and innovative series is the images from "Shipbreaking".
Burtynsky presents a group of works that had hitherto been impossible to imagine; what happens to ocean liners when they are out of commission? Where do they end up and how are they dismantled?
Mostly taken in Bangladesh, these striking and moody photographs in a distinctive palette are intriguing, disturbing, and curiously beautiful.
Edward Burtynsky's work can be found in the permanent collection of countless museums including the National Gallery of Canada, the Guggenheim, TATE Modern (London), and MoMA to mention a few.
Bangladesh, 2001 (printed 2002)
Archival pigment print
Signed in ink and numbered on verso.
From an edition of 10
27”H 34”W (image)
34”H 41”W (sheet)
Very good condition.
Pauli et al., Manufactured Landscapes: The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky, National Gallery of Canada, 2003
Mayer et al., China: The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky, Steidl, 2005
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