7 October 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 27,500
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
WILLIAM EGGLESTON (B. 1939)
Untitled, Berlin, 1983, from Kiss Me Kracow
signed, dated and numbered '1/5' in ink (on the verso)
11 x 7¼in. (28 x 18.4cm.)
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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)
Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington D.C.
Eggleston, The Democratic Forest, Doubleday, 1989, p. 143 (for a variant); Eggleston, Ancient and Modern, Random House, 1992, p. 147
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