William Eggleston - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Cheim & Read, New York

  • Literature

    Thames & Hudson, William Eggleston, pls. 16, 111 and 112

  • 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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Pictures from Eve's Bayou

Santa Monica: The Gallery of Contemporary Photography in association with Caldecot Chubb, 1998. Six dye transfer prints.
Each approximately 11 5/8 x 17 1/4 in. (29.5 x 43.8 cm) or the reverse.
Each signed in ink in the margin; each signed, dated and numbered 3/6 by William J. Eggleston III, Managing Trustee, in ink, all within The Eggleston Artistic Trust stamp on the verso.

$40,000 - 60,000 

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