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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 130

  • Exhibited

    William Eggleston: Recent Work, Cheim & Read, New York, 1 March- 14 April 2001
    William Eggleston, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, 12 November 2001- 24 February 2002; Hayward Gallery, London, 11 July- 22 September 2002
    William Eggleston: Mostly California Desert Pictures 1999-2001, ROSEGALLERY, Santa Monica, 8 December 2001- 19 January 2002
    for all, another print exhibited

  • Literature

    Thames & Hudson, William Eggleston, p. 121

  • 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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Iris print.
18 3/8 x 26 7/8 in. (46.7 x 68.3 cm)
Signed and inscribed in ink in the margin; annotated 'AP' in an unidentified hand in ink and Eggleston Artistic Trust copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso. One from an edition of 7 plus artist's proofs.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $42,500

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