William Eggleston - Photographs London Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gagosian Gallery, Paris

  • Literature

    William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, Whitney Museum of American Art/ Yale, 2008, p. 179, pl. 90

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the run up to the 1976 Presidential election, William Eggleston took a group of photographs in and around Plains, Georgia, the home town of Presidential candidate, Jimmy Carter. These images captured the quiet anticipation and tension leading up to Carter’s election.

  • 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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Collection of Georges Bermann


Untitled (Citgo gas pump)

Dye transfer print, printed 2011.
37 x 55.2 cm (14 5/8 x 21 3/4 in.)
Signed in ink in the margin; numbered 5/10 in an unidentified hand in ink, 'Election Eve' Eggleston Artistic Trust copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamp on the verso.

£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £32,500

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Genevieve Janvrin
Head of Photographs, Europe
+44 20 7318 4092


London Auction 3 November 2016