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

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  • Provenance

    Cheim & Read, New York

  • Literature

    The Hasselblad Award 1998: William Eggleston, Göteborg: Hasselblad Center, 1999, n.p. there titled and dated Memphis, Tennessee, c. 1975
    William Eggleston, Paris: Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain; London: Thames & Hudson, 2002, pl. 118
    William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2008, p. 149, pl. 72

  • 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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circa 1974
Dye transfer print, printed 2010.
45 x 67.7 cm (17 3/4 x 26 5/8 in.)
Signed in ink in the margin; signed in pencil by the artist, numbered 2/20 in an unidentified hand in ink and Eggleston Artistic Trust copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso. One from an edition of 20 plus 3 lettered artist's proofs.

£18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for £20,000

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Lou Proud
Head of Photographs
+ 44 207 318 4018


London 18 November 2014