Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Eggleston's First-Ever Large Pigment Prints Earn 5.9 Million at Auction from @pdnonline

At a Christie's auction yesterday that was intended to expand the appeal of William Eggleston's work to a much broader range of contemporary art collectors, 36 recent prints by the photographer brought in a total of $5,903,250.

It was the first time Eggleston created digital pigment prints, a departure from the dye-transfer process he has used since the 1970s, which offered Eggleston a deep color saturation that became a defining characteristic of his work.

The high lot in the sale, a print of Eggleston’s classic “Untitled, 1970,” which depicts a child’s tricycle from a glorifying ground-level angle, brought in $578,500, while several other prints sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars.


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