William Eggleston - The Collection of Lewis Kaplan London Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

  • 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 (White Trailer, Grave)

Iris print.
45.7 x 67.3 cm (18 x 26 1/2 in).
Eggleston Artistic Trust copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp with facsimile signature on the verso. Number two from an edition of 7.

£2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for £2,375

The Collection of Lewis Kaplan

29 June 2008, 3pm