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, (Cat.)
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William Eggleston (American, born 1939)
Mississippi, United States (Place depicted)
negative about 1969 - 1970; print 1980
Dye imbibition print
29.3 x 44.2 cm (11 9/16 x 17 3/8 in.)
© Eggleston Artistic Trust
Gift of Caldecot Chubb
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.