William Eggleston - Photographs London Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Cheim & Read, New York

  • Exhibited

    YES YES YES YES Differenz und Wiederholung in Bildern der Sammlung Olbricht, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, 16 October 2005 - 26 February 2006, for the present lot

  • Literature

    William Eggleston: Los Alamos, Zürich: Scalo, 2003, p. 95

  • 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 (Gingham Woman, Albers wall)

Dye transfer print from Los Alamos, printed 2002.
47.2 x 30.4 cm (18 5/8 x 11 7/8 in.)
Signed in ink in the margin; signed, numbered 6/7 in an unidentified hand in ink, 'Los Alamos' Eggleston Artistic Trust copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamp on the verso.

£20,000 - 30,000 

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London Auction 18 May 2017