Edward Burtynsky

Canadian (1955)

Edward Burtynsky is a Canadian artist.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Edward Burtynsky's estimated art value is C$40,000 (*)

Edward Burtynsky's work could be available for sale through Art Galleries or at public auction with prices in the range of C$10,000 - C$100,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for a print work attributed to Edward Burtynsky (1955) was C$64,900 - paid for "Nickel Tailings #39, Sudbury, Ontario" at Heffel in Vancouver on Wed, May 25, 2016.
ArtValue.ca has 93 auction art sale records for their print results, with prices in the range of C$10,000 to C$100,000.

BYDealers Auction House Biography and Notes

Edward Burtynsky is Canada's most successful photographer, as well as a noted filmmaker, entrepreneur, and environmental advocate. He became known internationally for his large-scale images documenting the process and consequences of using the earth's natural resources. These images, which at times approach abstraction, present a bizarre tension between beauty and desecration. Many of Burtynsky's works - and this one is an exceptional example - portray astonishing aerial views, presented with a degree of detail normally unavailable to the human eye. His series depicting quarries in Vermont in the early 1990s launched his career. These images of cracked, fragmented, abandoned terrains appear not dissimilar to Riopelle paintings realized in rich whites and grays, with stabs of vibrant green. While each image is a document of environmental exploitation, overall Burtynsky's work exhibits incredible formal diversity with a rich palette and texture. The work presented here has been reproduced in countless periodicals, and appears in Steidl's book on the artist. Burtynsky's work can be found in the permanent collections of countless museums, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Guggenheim, TATE Modern (London), and MoMA, to mention a few. He received a TED Prize in 2005 for producing images that "powerfully alter the way we think about the world and our place in it."

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