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  • Artist Biography

    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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Untitled (Mayfield, Kentucky)

1999-00/2002
Transparency, in aluminum light frame with electrical fittings,
I. 12 1/4 x 17 7/8 in. (31 x 45.5 cm)
S. 14 5/8 x 19 7/8 in. (37 x 50.7 cm)

signed, inscribed 'EAT#0207.007' and numbered 7/20 in pen on a label affixed to the reverse (there were also 5 artist's proofs), published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York in 2002, framed.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $4,750

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