Mississippi

Object Details

Title:

Mississippi

Artist/Maker(s):

William Eggleston (American, born 1939)

Culture:

American

Date:

negative about 1969 - 1970; print 1980

Medium:

Dye imbibition print

Dimensions:

29.3 x 44.2 cm (11 9/16 x 17 3/8 in.)

Copyright:

© Eggleston Artistic Trust

Credit Line:

Gift of Caldecot Chubb

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Steel blue pipes from a water treatment plant intrude into the picture frame like multi-barreled weapons. With the reference to waste and the resemblance to guns or oversized tailpipes, William Eggleston engaged both the consumerism of contemporary American culture and its infatuation with cars and guns.

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