William Eggleston - Photographs London Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Eggleston Artistic Trust

  • Literature

    The Hasselblad Award 1998: William Eggleston, Göteborg: Hasselblad Center, 1999, n.p.
    William Eggleston, Paris: Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain/ London: Thames & Hudson, 2002, pl. 106

  • 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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Memphis, Tennessee

Dye transfer print, printed 1996.
30.8 x 45.1 cm (12 1/8 x 17 3/4 in.)
Signed in ink in the margin; annotated 'I' in an unidentified hand in pencil on the verso. This work is an artist's proof.

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £4,750

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London 8 May 2014 4pm