William Eggleston - Photographs New York Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist, 2011

  • Exhibited

    William Eggleston: Election Eve, Gagosian Gallery, Paris, 9 November - 23 December 2011

  • Literature

    Steidl, William Eggleston: Election Eve, pl. 20

  • 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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Photographs from an Important Collection


Untitled (gas station, Sumter, Georgia)

Dye-transfer print, printed 2011.
24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm)
Signed in ink in the margin; Eggleston Artistic Trust and 'Election Eve' copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps on the verso. Number 5 from an edition of 10.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $30,480

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New York Auction 4 April 2023