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William Eggleston

Untitled (Gulf Sign) (from Southern Suite), 1972

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Lot 6
Chromogenic print
8.0 x 12.0 in (20.3 x 30.5 cm)
Signed on verso


This work ships from Germany.


Taken by the American South, William Eggleston shot many photos from this region, finding the beauty of ordinary scenes and locations. Eggleston places emphasis on the everyday and scenes that are often overlooked to change the viewer’s perspective, making the images remarkable.

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About William Eggleston

William Eggleston (American b. 1939) is an American 
photographer who has created a singular portrait of his native South over the last forty years. After discovering photography in the early 1960s, Eggleston abandoned a traditional education and instead learned from photographically illustrated books by Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Robert Frank. Although he began his career making black-and-white images, he soon transitioned to experimentation with color technology to record experiences in more sensual and accurate terms at a time when color photography was largely confined to commercial advertising. These images helped establish Eggleston as one of the first non-commercial photographers working in color and inspired a new generation of photographers, as well as filmmakers. Eggleston has published his work extensively and continues to live and work in Memphis.