Memphis

Object Details

Title:

Memphis

Artist/Maker(s):

William Eggleston (American, born 1939)

Culture:

American

Place(s):

Memphis, Tennessee, United States (Place depicted)

Date:

negative about 1971; print 1980

Medium:

Dye imbibition print

Dimensions:

29.5 x 44.4 cm (11 5/8 x 17 1/2 in.)

Copyright:

© Eggleston Artistic Trust

Credit Line:

Gift of Caldecot Chubb

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This still life of beef pies, ice cream, and "tasty taters" heaped in a freezer richly evokes senses other than sight. While offering a curious glimpse at the culinary habits of the freezer's owner, William Eggleston assumed a neutral gaze. In fact, he made art from the obvious–these are the contents of his own freezer.

Exhibitions
William Eggleston and the Color Tradition (October 26, 1999 to January 30, 2000)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), October 26, 1999 to January 30, 2000
In Focus: Tasteful Pictures (April 6 to August 22, 2010)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), April 6 to August 22, 2010