EDWARD BURTYNSKY "SHIPBREAKING #49", 2001
Edward Burtynsky (b. 1955) is Canada's most successful photographer.
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.
This edition was commissioned by the Scotia Bank Group for the exhibition Manufactured Landscapes: The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky.
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.
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Giclée color print
Signed by the artist, bottom right
From an edition of 100
8.5"H 11"W (image)
11.25"H 14.75"W (sheet)
Very good condition
Note: this work is sold unframed
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