William Eggleston - Photographs London Monday, November 17, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Christie's, New York, 31 March 2009, lot 105

  • Literature

    William Eggleston: Ancient and Modern, New York: Random House, 1992, p. 32
    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. 103
    William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2008, p. 165 pl. 83

  • 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 (St. Simon's Island, Georgia)

Dye transfer print, printed 1980.
25.5 x 38.3 cm (10 x 15 1/8 in.)
Signed, dated by the artist, numbered 8/15 in an unidentified hand, all in pencil and reproduction limitation stamp on the verso.

£15,000 - 20,000 

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London 18 November 2014