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

    Xaviers Hufkens, Brussels

  • Exhibited

    William Eggleston: Color photographs, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1976, (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Museum of Modern Art, William Eggleston’s Guide, New York, 1976, p. 11

  • 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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Near Jackson, Mississippi

c. 1970
Dye-transfer print, printed 2002.
54.6 x 34.3 cm (21 1/2 x 13 1/2 in).
Eggleston Artistic Trust copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp with facsimile signature on the verso. Number five from an edition of 9.

£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £34,850

The Collection of Lewis Kaplan

29 June 2008, 3pm