The J. Paul Getty Museum

Louisiana

Object Details

Title:

Louisiana

Artist/Maker:

William Eggleston (American, born 1939)

Culture:

American

Place:

Louisiana, United States (Place Depicted)

Date:

1978

Medium:

Chromogenic print

Object Number:

99.XM.13.18

Dimensions:

20.3 × 30.5 cm (8 × 12 in.)

Copyright:

© Eggleston Artistic Trust

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Object Description

Looking out from inside a shrimp-selling establishment, a faded orange-colored sedan offers the only evidence of recent guests. The Coca-Cola display crate in the lower right corner sits empty, and the vast parking lot is bare. William Eggleston's photograph evokes a sense of impermanence, reflecting both seasonal transience and its economic impact.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1999

Eggleston Artistic Trust Santa Monica, CA, U.S.

Exhibitions
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
William Eggleston (November 18, 2001 to September 22, 2002)
  • Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain (Paris), November 18, 2001 to March 10, 2002
  • The Hayward Gallery (London), July 11 to September 22, 2002