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    Sale 11950

    Photographs

    6 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 28

    William Eggleston (B. 1939)

    Southern Suite, 1981

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    William Eggleston (B. 1939)
    Southern Suite, 1981
    10 dye-transfer prints
    each variously numbered in wax pencil (margin, recto); each signed in pencil with photographer's credit stamp (verso)
    each image approximately: 9 7/8 x 15 in. (25.1 x 38 cm.) or inverse
    each sheet approximately: 16 x 20 in. (40.8 x 50.8 cm.) or inverse
    (10)Please note this suite predates the artist's edition of 12.


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    I like to think that my works flow like music. That may be one reason I work in large groups versus one picture of one thing; it's the flow of the whole series that counts.

    William Eggleston

    Provenance

    The artist;
    Acquired from the above in the 1970s.


    Literature

    Willie Morris & William Eggleston, Faulkner's Mississippi, Oxmoor House, Birmingham, 1990, pp. 13, 51, 89, 105, 117 & 151.
    William Eggleston, Ancient and Modern, Random House, New York, 1992, pp. 40, 44, 58-61 & 63.
    William Eggleston, Horses and Dogs, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1994, p. 17.
    William Eggleston, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2002, pls. 24 & 135.