William Eggleston - Photographs New York Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Christie's, New York, Photographic Masterworks by William Eggleston Sold to Benefit the Eggleston Artistic Trust, 12 March 2012, lot 21
    James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Scalo, William Eggleston: Los Alamos, p. 103
    Whitney Museum of Art, William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, pl. 48

  • Catalogue Essay

    “I’ve never felt the need to enhance the world in my pictures, because the world is spectacular enough as it is.” -William Eggleston

  • 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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circa 1971-1974
Pigment print, printed 2012.
Overall 60 x 44 in. (152 x 112 cm)
Signed in ink and printed Eggleston Artistic Trust copyright credit reproduction limitation on a label affixed to the reverse of the mount. Number 1 from an edition of 2.

$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $100,000

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New York 4 April 2017