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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Private Collection, Tennessee
    Christie's, New York, 8 April 2011, lot 422

  • Exhibited

    William Eggleston: 1998 Hasselblad Award Winner, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, 6 March 1999 - 2 May 1999, for another print exhibited

  • Literature

    Hasselblad Center, William Eggleston: The Hasselblad Award 1998, n.p.

  • 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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Dye transfer print.
12 x 17 7/8 in. (30.5 x 45.4 cm)
Signed in ink in the margin; signed by William J. Eggleston III, Managing Trustee in ink, titled, dated and numbered 2/5 in an unidentified hand in pencil, all within the Eggleston Artistic Trust copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $7,500

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