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  • Provenance

    Gallery of Contemporary Photography, Santa Monica

  • Literature

    Random House, William Eggleston: Ancient and Modern, pl. 61

  • 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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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MIAMI

183

Tennessee (Gulf Sign)

1972
Dye transfer print, probably printed 1970s.
12 1/2 x 18 1/4 in. (31.8 x 46.4 cm)
Signed in pencil on the verso.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $43,750

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Photographs

New York Auction 9 April 2018