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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Literature

    Fondation Cartier pour l'art Contemporain, William Eggleston, pl. 61; Könemann, A New History of Photography, p. 657 for a black and white variant; Szarkowski, William Eggleston's Guide, p. 105; Whitney Museum of American Art/ Yale Press, William Eggleston, Democratic Camera: Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, pp. 84-85 and pl. 34

  • 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 THE COLLECTION OF JAY AND LAURA CROUSE

116

Outskirts of Morton, Mississippi, Halloween

1971
Dye transfer print.
11 7/8 x 17 3/4 in. (30.2 x 45.1 cm).
Signed, annotated 'proof' and 'ed. of 15' in pencil on the verso. One from an edition of 15 plus artist's proofs.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $68,500

Photographs

4 October 2011
New York