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Untitled [In Case of Emergency], 1974

Dye-transfer print
13 × 19 1/8 in
33 × 48.6 cm
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Doyle

likely printed 1974, presumably prepared for the portfolio

Fourteen Photographs , 1974 but …

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likely printed 1974, presumably prepared for the portfolio

Fourteen Photographs , 1974 but unsigned and without the edition stamp.

Fine condition, framed

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William Eggleston
American, b. 1939
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Native Southerner William Eggleston's photographs monumentalize everyday subject matter, such as motel rooms and storefronts, in eccentric, refined compositions. Each detail is important, potentially carrying beauty and mystery. The main catalyst for New American Color Photography, Eggleston is largely credited with legitimizing color photography (especially with the dye transfer process) as a fine art form. Teaching himself from books of prints by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, he began photographing his environment in the 1950s but turned to color, then used largely only commercially, in the late 1960s. Eggleston's 1976 "Color Photographs" show at the Museum of Modern Art was groundbreaking for its striking, saturated color but also for his observational style, often deemed "democratic."

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About the work
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Doyle

likely printed 1974, presumably prepared for the portfolio

Fourteen Photographs , 1974 but …

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likely printed 1974, presumably prepared for the portfolio

Fourteen Photographs , 1974 but unsigned and without the edition stamp.

Fine condition, framed

Medium
Photography
William Eggleston
American, b. 1939
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Native Southerner William Eggleston's photographs monumentalize everyday subject matter, such as motel rooms and storefronts, in eccentric, refined compositions. Each detail is important, potentially carrying beauty and mystery. The main catalyst for New American Color Photography, Eggleston is largely credited with legitimizing color photography (especially with the dye transfer process) as a fine art form. Teaching himself from books of prints by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, he began photographing his environment in the 1950s but turned to color, then used largely only commercially, in the late 1960s. Eggleston's 1976 "Color Photographs" show at the Museum of Modern Art was groundbreaking for its striking, saturated color but also for his observational style, often deemed "democratic."

Untitled [In Case of Emergency], 1974

Dye-transfer print
13 × 19 1/8 in
33 × 48.6 cm
Bidding closed
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