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  • Provenance

    Christies, London, 31 May 2007, lot 62

  • Literature

    Actes Sud, William Eggleston, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, 2001, p. 16

  • 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

1996
Dye-transfer print, printed 1997.
44.8 x 30.2 cm. (17 5/8 x 11 7/8 in).
Signed in ink in the margin; signed, dated and numbered 4/6 in ink by William J. Eggleston III, Managing trustee and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £11,875

Photographs

16 May 2009, 3pm
London