William Eggleston - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Phillips de Pury & Company New York, 14 November 2009, lot 183

  • Literature

    Eggleston, The Democratic Forest, p. 91
    Thames & Hudson, William Eggleston, pl. 50
    Whitney Museum of American Art, William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, pl. 110
    for all, a variant

  • 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, Tennessee

Chromogenic print.
7 1/4 x 11 in. (18.4 x 27.9 cm)
Signed in ink in the margin.

$8,000 - 12,000 

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