Como, Mississippi (Black women in church)

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  • Provenance

    Sotheby's, New York, 30 March 2009, lot 178

  • Artist Bio

    William Eggleston

    American • 1939

    William Eggleston's highly saturated, vivid images, predominantly capturing the American South, highlight the beauty and lush diversity in the unassuming everyday. Although influenced by legends of street photography Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eggleston broke away from traditional black and white photography and started experimenting with color in the late 1960s.

    At the time, color photography was widely associated with the commercial rather than fine art — something that Eggleston sought to change. His 1976 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Color Photographs, fundamentally shifted how color photography was viewed within an art context, ushering in institutional acceptance and helping to ensure Eggleston's significant legacy in the history of photography.

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Como, Mississippi (Black women in church)

1972
Dye transfer print from Dust Bells Vol. I, printed 2004.
11 1/2 x 17 1/4 in. (29.2 x 43.8 cm)
Signed in ink in the margin; dated, numbered 5/15 in an unidentified hand in ink and Eggleston Artistic Trust copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

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New York Auction 8 October 2015