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William Eggleston
B. 1939
MEMPHIS
dye-transfer print
signed and numbered 'edition 1 of 3' on the reverse
Executed in 1989, this work is number 1 from an edition of 3.
image: 48 by 32 cm.; 18 7/8 by 12 5/8 in. sheet: 50.8 by 40.6 cm.; 20 by 16 in.
frame: 66.6 by 48 cm.; 26 1/4 by 18 7/8 in.
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Provenance

Private Collection, United States
Phillips, New York, 26 October 2002, Lot 138
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

New York, Whitney Museum of Art, 'William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008', 2008, p. 215, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)

Literature

William Eggleston, 'The Democratic Forest,' New York 1989, p. 55, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)
William Eggleston, 'Ancient and Modern', New York 1992, pl. 37, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)
Exh. Cat., Copenhagen, Louisiana Museum of Contemporary Art, 'William Eggleston', 1992, p. 41, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)
Exh. Cat., Göteborg, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg Art Museum, 'William Eggleston: The Hasselblad Award'1998, n.p., illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)
Exh. Cat., Paris, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, 'William Eggleston', 2002, p. 92, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)

Catalogue Note

"[William Eggleston] shows us objects that are both ordinary and very particularised, and then ratchets up the tension that surrounds those objects by infecting their atmosphere with shrill colours. He is besotted by the imaginative possibilities of the ordinary. He wants us to rinse our eyes until we see, without prejudice, the exquisite poignancy of the seeming banalities of the everyday."

Michael Glover
in: 'Genius in Colour', The Independent, 22 April 2013, online

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