A Picture of a Lewisville Lumber Salesman Sold For $26,000. But Those Merc Photos, Not at All.
|Heritage Auction Galleries/Hedrich Blessing|
|The drive-thru at the Friendly Mercantile, as seen amongst the 17 photos that can be yours for a steal|
Originally, Heritage guesstimated that the photos would sell for between $4,000 and $6,000. But, apparently, they got lost amongst the Mapplethorpes, Eisenstaedts and Adamses that did sell for five and six figures. Which is how the Merc photo series ended up as a post-auction buy: Heritage is offering the 17 pictures for the low, low price of $2,390. No bidding, no haggling, no nothing except the check-writing. (And, yes, I'm looking at you. No, wait ... you.)
And while we're on the subject, here's another locally taken snapshot that didn't sell: The great Garry Winogrand's George Wallace, Cotton Bowl, Dallas (from 15 Big Shots) taken in 1964. It's a little higher than all 17 Friendly Merc photos: $2,688.75.