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  • Exhibited

    William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 7 November 2008- 25 January 2009 and 4 other venues
    Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970-1980, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, 13 February- 9 May 2010; Princeton Art Museum, Princeton, 29 July- 26 September 2010
    for this print exhibited
    Photographs by William Eggleston, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 26 May- 1 August 1976
    William Eggleston- 1998 Hasselblad Award Winner, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, 11 July- 22 September 2002
    William Eggleston: Paris-Kyoto, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 5 June- 22 August 2010
    William Eggleston, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, 12 November 2001- 24 February 2002; Hayward Gallery, London, 11 July- 22 September 2002
    for another print exhibited

  • Literature

    Aperture, Aperture at 50: Photography Past Forward, p. 211
    Szarkowski, William Eggleston's Guide, p. 101
    Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, William Eggleston: Paris-Kyoto, n.p.
    Hasselblad Center, William Eggleston, n.p.
    Moore, Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970-1980, p. 151
    Thames & Hudson, William Eggleston, p. 97
    Weski and Dexter, Cruel and Tender: The Real in Twentieth-Century Photography, p. 159
    Whitney Museum of American Art, William Eggleston Democratic Camera Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, pl. 29

  • 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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Morton, Mississippi

Dye transfer print, printed 1986.
21 3/4 x 13 5/8 in. (55.2 x 34.6 cm)
Signed in ink, numbered 3/11 in an unidentified hand in pencil and 'William Eggleston's Guide' stamp on the verso.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $62,500

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