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  • Provenance

    Christie's New York, 'The American Landscape: Color Photographs from the Collection of Bruce and Nancy Berman', 7 October 2009, lot 150

  • Literature

    Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain,William Eggleston, p. 85
    Morris, Faulkner's Mississippi, p. 91
    Scalo, William Eggleston: The Hasselblad Award 1998, n.p.

  • 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 (Memphis, Tennessee)

Dye transfer print, printed 1999.
18 x 12 in. (45.7 x 30.5 cm)
Signed in ink in the margin; signed by William J. Eggleston III, Managing Trustee, dated '1982-1986', numbered 3/10, all in ink and title stamp within The Eggleston Artistic Trust copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso.

$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $10,625

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