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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 (Kentucky) and Untitled (Atlanta)

1999
Two C-prints, on mat photo paper, with full margins,
both I. 15 3/4 x 23 in. (40 x 58.4 cm);
both S. 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm)

both signed in black ink, both with the Eggelston Artististic Trust stamps, dated 1983 and 1984 respectively for negative issue, dated 1999 both for print issue and both numbered 30/30 in black ink on the reverse, published by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Kentucky with a faint, minute pressure mark in the lower margin, otherwise both in very good condition, both framed.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $4,750

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York