• 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 121

    WILLIAM EGGLESTON (B. 1939)

    Untitled, Berlin, 1983, from Kiss Me Kracow

    Price Realised  

    WILLIAM EGGLESTON (B. 1939)
    Untitled, Berlin, 1983, from Kiss Me Kracow
    chromogenic print
    signed, dated and numbered '1/5' in ink (on the verso)
    11 x 7¼in. (28 x 18.4cm.)


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    PULL QUOTE:
    I discovered Berlin has a different spirit to the rest of Germany. There was a lightness as well as the heaviness. The photograph I made of the radiator harked back to the kinkiness of the Weimar Republic. It could have been at the back of a cabaret or in a detention room for the Gestapo. (William Eggleston, Ancient and Modern, p. 138)

    Provenance

    Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington D.C.


    Literature

    Eggleston, The Democratic Forest, Doubleday, 1989, p. 143 (for a variant); Eggleston, Ancient and Modern, Random House, 1992, p. 147