• The American Landscape: Color  auction at Christies

    Sale 2205

    The American Landscape: Color Photographs from the Collection of Bruce and Nancy Berman

    7 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 124

    WILLIAM CHRISTENBERRY (B. 1936)

    Cannon's Grocery, Near Greensboro, Alabama, 1972; Colburn Grocery, Uniontown, Alabama, 1974; and Coleman's Cafe, Greensboro, Alabama, 1971

    Price Realised  

    WILLIAM CHRISTENBERRY (B. 1936)
    Cannon's Grocery, Near Greensboro, Alabama, 1972; Colburn Grocery, Uniontown, Alabama, 1974; and Coleman's Cafe, Greensboro, Alabama, 1971
    3 digital pigment prints; printed 1995-2000
    each signed, titled and dated in ink (on the verso); each one from an edition of 25
    each 3¼ x 5in. (8.3 x 12.7cm.) (3)


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    "Where I'm from is integral to my art. People continually ask me, 'Is it really like that down there?' Well, the answer is yes. I want my work- the drawings- the photographs, the signs- everything to be seen as a totality. Mine is an interrelating vision. For me, nothing is in isolation." (New Color: Eighteen Photographic Essays, Abbeville Press, 1984, p. 41)

    Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York


    Literature

    Southern Photographs, Aperture, 1983, pl. 49 and 43; William Christenberry: Disappearing Places, Richter Verlag, 2002, p. 56; William Christenberry, Aperture, 2006, pl. 113