William Christenberry is known for intimate photographs of his native Alabama. Here the photographer turns his camera to a cross, humbly fabricated out of intersecting styrofoam egg cartons. The image poignantly captures loss, remembrance, and the human need to commemorate, even with the most quotidian materials at hand.

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Caldecot Chubb, NYC
Private Collection, purchased from the above in 1980
Private Collection
Private Collection, NYC

Slight yellowing of the paper base; otherwise no apparent condition issues.
Frame: 12.125 x 10.312 x 1.375 in (30.797 x 26.192 x 3.492 cm)

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American photographer and sculptor, born 1936

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Egg Carton Cross, Hale County, Alabama, 1975
Lot Number 4
Chromogenic print
Image: 4.875 x 3.312 in (12.382 x 8.412 cm)
Sheet: 10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.32 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated in ink on verso
Printed 1980

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William Christenberry
Egg Carton Cross, Hale County, Alabama