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William Christenberry (American, b.1936)
LOT ID: 72243
Untitled [house with chimney], ie. circa 1060

Chromogenic Print (C-print)
3.5 х 5.25 in. (8.89 x 13.34 cm.)
Signed, Signed by the artist in pencil on matt recto
Lot description
circa 1960s

Since the early 1960s, William Christenberry has plumbed the regional identity of the American South, focusing his attention on Hale County, Alabama, from which he hails. His theme is singular: the history, the very story of place, is at the heart of his project. His poetic documentation of Southern vernacular architecture, signage, and landscape captures moments of quiet beauty in a sometimes rustic terrain that, with its worn iconography and buildings turned ramshackle, evokes the power of the passage of time.
Untitled [house with chimney] by William Christenberry
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