Memphis

Object Details

Title:

Memphis

Artist/Maker(s):

William Eggleston (American, born 1939)

Culture:

American

Place(s):

Memphis, Tennessee, United States (Place created)

Date:

about 1967 - 1969

Medium:

Dye imbibition print

Dimensions:

20.8 x 30.6 cm (8 3/16 x 12 1/16 in.)

Copyright:

© Eggleston Artistic Trust

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The gleam of a single whitewall tire betrays the presence of a black car parked discreetly behind the harshly illuminated shrubbery. The wheel glares out like a disembodied eye, peering back at the photographer through the opening in the bushes. A blast of artificial light pulls some pinkish and greenish color out of the mostly black-and-white surrounding foliage.

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