Last month we reported that 36 digital pigment prints of photos by William Eggleston had been auctioned off for a whopping $5.9 million. At least one man wasn’t too happy about the news. A New York-based art collector named Jonathan Sobel has filed a lawsuit against Eggleston, claiming that Eggleston’s decisions to sell new, oversized prints of his iconic images has diluted the resale value of the original prints. Sobel owns one of the largest private collections of Eggleston’s photographs, amassing 192 of them over the years. The estimated value of his collection is pegged at $5 million. Sobel is seeking unspecified damages and also a ban on Eggleston making and selling new prints of his 1960s suburbia photos.

(via WSJ)


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