You may recall around this time last month, we mentioned that Christie’s, the esteemed international auction house, would be holding an event for the works of William Eggleston – the American photographer who is known for contributing to the growth and acceptance of color photography in the 70′s.
It was estimated that his 36 digitally pigmented prints would fetch around $2.7 million by auctions end, a number that turned out to be fairly conservative given the whopping $5,903,250 the auction raked-in this past Monday, March 12th.
One of Eggleston’s most famous prints, the untitled image above that many have coined “Memphis” and “Tricycle,” was the shows big winner, taking home a hefty $578,500 by auctions end.
To see more details from the event, head on over to Christie’s auction lot page, or check out a few of the noteworthy sales below:
Image Credit: Eggleston Artistic Trust | Via PetaPixel