New Orleans

Object Details

Title:

New Orleans

Artist/Maker(s):

William Eggleston (American, born 1939)

Culture:

American

Place(s):

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (Place depicted)

Date:

negative about 1970; print 1980

Medium:

Dye imbibition print

Dimensions:

44.4 x 29.1 cm (17 1/2 x 11 7/16 in.)

Copyright:

© Eggleston Artistic Trust

Credit Line:

Gift of Caldecot Chubb

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Clear plastic bags of trash piled up on a painted brick walk silently raise issues of consumerism and waste in contemporary American culture. William Eggleston included this graphic depiction, nagging yet not unattractive, in his 1980 portfolio Troubled Waters.

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