Untitled William Egglestone photograph makes $106,000 in London sale



2015-06-26 13:42:51

Untitled William Egglestone photograph makes $106,000 in London sale

The untitled William Egglestone photograph was taken in Mississippi in 1970

William Egglestone's Untitled (Near Minter City and Glendora, Mississippi) (1970) has made 62,500 ($105,825) at Phillips' Photography sale in London.

Egglestone was among the first photographers to successfully experiment with colour during the 1960s and 1970s and has proven highly influential on subsequent generations.

Egglestone Mississippi Sotheby's William Egglestone took the photograph in Mississippi in 1970

The image at auctionwas taken just after he graduated from the University of Mississippi - a time when he was beginning to gain recognition for his pioneering work.

His photographshave proven popular among collectors over the years, with one set of 36 large pigment prints selling for a combined$5.9m at Christie's New York in 2006. One sold for $578,500, which stands as his auction record.

Desiree Dolron's Xteriors I from 2000 was another highlight, making 56,250 ($95,242).

Desiree Dolron Xteriors Dolron's work makes liberal use of digital manipulation

The image is taken from her Xteriors series, which was shot in a mansion in Utrecht and makes extensive use of digital manipulation.

Her work is intended to echo that of the Flemish primitives, a movementformed of 15th and 16th century artists including Hieronymus Bosch and Hugo Van Der Goes.

Her work has been exhibited in some of the world's biggest museums, including the Guggenheim in New York and the V&A in London.

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