Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New York - photography sale season

It's spring photography sale time in New York. Sotheby's have just posted the results of their sale this last Monday. The sale realised US$2,384,690. There were several Eggleston photographs in the sale. This picture, Peaches! Near Greenville, Mississippi, has always grabbed me. I first saw it in Eggleston's book Ancient and Modern, 1992. The image is a dye-transfer print, 30.8 x 47.6 cm, signed by Eggleston in pencil and with a numerical stamp on the reverse, matted, framed, 1971, printed no later than 1980 and it came from the collection of the Bank of America. Pre-sale estimate was 50,000 - 70,000 USD. Sold for 80,000 USD, including buyer's premium. Not bad going!

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