The Fine-ArT PhoTogrAPhy issue
A collector’s lAwsuit AgAinst williAm eggleston shines
A spotlight on the legAl definition of A limited edition
And the ethics of printing new editions of older works
By DAviD WAlker
ALL PHO TOS © EGGLES TON AR TIS TIC TRUS T/COUR TES Y OF CHEIM & READ, NE W YORK
Above: A new limited-edition digital print of William Eggleston’s “Untitled, 1970” fetched $578,500 at a recent auction. An infuriated owner of a vintage print—issued years ago also as a limited
edition—says Eggleston had no legal right to make a new edition. Opposite page: A new digital print of this Eggleston image, “Untitled, c. 1971-1974,” sold for $386,500.