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  • Provenance

    Sutton Lane, London, 2004

  • Exhibited

    In America, Sutton Lane, London, 5 March-3 April 2004

  • Literature

    Szarkowski, William Eggleston's Guide, p. 91
    Whitney Museum of American Art, William Eggleston Democratic Camera Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, pl. 16
    Moore, Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970-1980, p. 9

  • 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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Sumner, Mississippi

circa 1970
Dye transfer print, printed 2002.
21 5/8 x 15 in. (54.9 x 38.1 cm)
Signed in ink in the margin; titled, dated and numbered 8/9 in an unidentified hand in ink within an Eggleston Artistic Trust copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso.

$70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for $107,100

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairman, Americas



New York Auction 8 April 2021