William Eggleston - Photographs London Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
    Christie's, New York, Crossing America: Photographs from the Consolidated Freightways Collection, Part I, 7 April 2011, lot 250

  • Literature

    J. Szarkowski, William Eggleston's Guide, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1976, p. 59

  • 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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Black Bayou Plantation near Glendora, Mississippi

circa 1970
Dye transfer print, printed circa 1980.
26.7 x 39.4 cm (10 1/2 x 15 1/2 in)
Signed and dated in pencil on the verso.

£18,000 - 22,000 

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London 7 November 2013 4pm