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'Eggleston often photographs his subject matter from unusual angles. The photograph of the tricycle...[was] taken from a prone position on the ground...The perspective conveys this unrestricted freedom and transports us momentarily back to our childhood, though entirely without nostalgia. And it is precisely this lack of nostalgia...that shocks us. It is though we are looking at a psychogram of American everyday life...The interplay of color, form and content gives completely normal things or situations an additional level of meaning, turning them into visual metaphors of an alienated world.' (Weski, 'The Tender-Cruel Camera', The Hasselblad Award 1998 William Eggleston, Hasselblad Center Scalo, 1999, n.p.)

Memphis, c. 1970

WILLIAM EGGLESTON (b. 1939) Memphis, c. 1970 dye-transfer print, printed 1980 signed, dated, numbered '18/20' in pencil and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp (on the verso) 11 7/8 x 17½in. (30 x 44.3cm.)
Szarkowski, William Eggleston's Guide, The Museum of Modern Art, 1976, n.p. and front cover; William Eggleston, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, 2002, pl. 94

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