William Eggleston - Photographs New York Monday, July 13, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Christie’s, New York, 8 April 1998, lot 368

  • Literature

    Steidl, William Eggleston: Flowers

  • 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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New York: Caldecott Chubb, 1978.
Twelve chromogenic prints mounted to Rives BFK Gray paper within the artist’s book.

Each approximately 6 x 9 in. (15.2 x 22.9 cm) or the reverse.
Signed and numbered 5/100 in ink on the colophon. One from an edition of 100 numbered plus 10 lettered examples. Small folio, gilt-lettered red morocco with original slipcase.

$7,000 - 9,000 

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New York Auction 13 July 2020