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  • Provenance

    Eggleston Artistic Trust

  • Literature

    William Eggleston, Paris: Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain; London: Thames & Hudson, 2002, pl. 46
    William Eggleston: Chromes, Vol. 3, Göttingen: Steidl, 2011

  • 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 (Memphis, Tennessee)

1967-1969
Dye transfer print.
20.6 x 30.5 cm (8 1/8 x 12 in.)
Signed in ink on the verso.

Estimate
£7,000 - 10,000 

Contact Specialist
Lou Proud
Head of Photographs
London
+ 44 207 318 4018

Photographs

London 18 November 2014