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  • Provenance

    Christie's, New York, 'Photographs by William Eggleston from the Collection of Bruce and Nancy Berman' 13 October 2008, lot 156

  • Exhibited

    Photographs by William Eggleston, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 26 May- 1 August 1976
    William Eggleston, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, 14 August- 18 October 1992
    Cruel and Tender, Tate Modern, London, 5 June- 7 September 2003; Ludwig Museum, Cologne, 29 November 2003- 18 February 2004
    for all, another print exhibited

  • Literature

    Szarkowski, William Eggleston's Guide, p. 111
    Holborn, William Eggleston: Ancient and Modern, pl. 45
    Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, William Eggleston, p. 43

  • 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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Near Jackson, Mississippi

circa 1970
Dye transfer print, printed 2002.
21 3/4 x 14 1/8 in. (55.2 x 35.9 cm)
Signed in ink in the margin; dated, numbered 7/9, annotated 'Mississippi' in an unidentified hand in ink and Eggleston Artistic Trust copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $50,000

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