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William Eggleston

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  • William Eggleston
  • 'Untitled' (Woman Walking on Sidewalk), Las Vegas NV (from Dust Bells II), circa 1965-98
  • Chromogenic print
  • Image 45 x 30.5 cm (17¾ x 11¾ in.);sheet 50.5 x 40 cm (19¾ x 15¾ in.)
Dye transfer print, printed 2004. Signed in black ink in the margin, dated and numbered 8/15 in black ink in the artist's credit/copyright stamp on the verso. 


Cheim & Read, New York 
Private collection, UK 

Catalogue Note

This image, Woman Walking on Sidewalk, from his 'Dust Bells, Volume II' portfolio is a clear example of how Eggleston found his subject matter in his native everyday environment. Behind the apparent banality of moment, the image reveals a strong and instinctive sense of colour and form in its composition. Behind a deceptive casualness, his work describes life in general and treats every moment with equal importance. Objects, spaces and everything in between, speak to him in a code which he then immortalises. As a result, Eggleston's work has changed the way we look at the world by appreciating the beauty in the so-called banal.