William Eggleston - Photographs New York Saturday, November 14, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, Property from the Collection of Jay and Laura Crouse, 7 October 2005, lot 321

  • Literature

    Hasselblad Center, William Eggleston, n.p.; Thames & Hudson, William Eggleston, pp. 93-94

  • 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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Untitled, Louisiana

Color coupler print, printed 1981.
8 x 12 in. (20.3 x 30.5 cm).
Signed in ink on the verso.

$8,000 - 12,000 


14 Nov 2009
New York