Eggleston’s First-Ever Large Pigment Prints Earn 5.9 Million at Auction

March 13, 2012

By Conor Risch

© Eggleston Artistic Trust/CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2012

"Untitled, 1973," was one of 36 photographs sold at a Christie's auction of new William Eggleston prints.

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...

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