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William Eggleston exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Posted in Art Museums, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on November 18, 2010

 

Algiers, Louisiana copyright by William Eggleston

 

William Eggleston is widely recognized as a master of color photography, a poet of the mundane, and proponent of the democratic treatment of his subjects. His inventive use of color and spontaneous compositions profoundly influenced the generation of photographers that followed him, as well as critics, curators, and writers concerned with photographs.

This exhibition includes more than two hundred photographs, the artist’s little-known video work Stranded in Canton, his early black-and-white photographs of the sixties, and the vivid dye-transfer work of the early seventies, as seen in the Museum of Modern Art’s landmark catalogue of 1976, William Eggleston’s Guide. Highlights from the last twenty years includes selections from the Graceland series and The Democratic Forest, Eggleston’s great, dense anthology of the quotidian. The exhibition includes a special selection of recent work taken in Los Angeles. LACMA’s curator of the exhibition is Edward Robinson, Wallis Annenberg Photography department.

William Eggleston: Democratic Camera was organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in association with Haus der Kunst, Munich. The Los Angeles presentation was made possible by LACMA’s Wallis Annenberg Director’s Endowment Fund, The Jonathan Sobel & Marcia Dunn Foundation, the Eggleston Artistic Trust and Cheim & Read.

Exhibition-related programs are supported in part by a generous gift from the Photographic Arts Council and by the Ralph M. Parsons Fund.

William Eggleston: Democratic Camera is on exhibition at
Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Level 2
October 31, 2010–January 16, 2011

By Jim McKinniss

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