On March 12th 2012, 36 recent prints by photographer William Eggleston sold for $5,903,250 at a Christie's auction. That's equivalent to one roll of film!
This was the first time Eggleston created digital pigment prints, as opposed to his usual dye-transfer process that he's used since the 1970s. The highest selling print , "Untitled, 1970", which depicts a child’s tricycle brought in $578,500.
$386,500 for “Untitled, 1971-1974,” more that tripled the $120,000 high estimate.
$422,500 for “Untitled, 1973,” the second-highest price at the March 12 auction nearly tripled the $150,000 high estimate.
$578,500 for "Untitled, 1970," the first edition of two 44 x 60-inch pigment prints of this iconic Eggleston photograph.
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