William Eggleston - Photographs New York Thursday, October 7, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Christie's, New York, Photographs by William Eggleston from the Collection of Bruce and Nancy Berman, 13 October 2008, lot 123

  • Literature

    Morris and Eggleston, Faulkner's Mississippi, p. 117
    Random House, William Eggleston: Ancient and Modern, pl. 60

  • 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 (Wonder Bread)

Dye transfer print from Southern Suite.
9 3/4 x 15 in. (24.8 x 38.1 cm)
Signed in pencil on the verso. One from an edition of 12 plus 3 artist's proofs.

$25,000 - 35,000 

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New York Auction 7 October 2021