Untitled (J.A. Kelley and Co. at Night)

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Untitled (J.A. Kelley and Co. at Night)


William Eggleston (American, born 1939)




about 1970


Chromogenic print


33.3 x 48.3 cm (13 1/8 x 19 in.)


© Eggleston Artistic Trust

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Illuminated only by the solitary streetlight that appears as a starburst in the night sky, the J.A. Kelley & Co. building sits bathed in a saturated blue light like the glow from an enormous television. A vague foreboding hangs densely in the unpopulated scene. William Eggleston made the mundane mysterious, transforming an ordinary building by using color, light and mood.

Photographs from the Sam Wagstaff Collection (November 15, 1985 to January 11, 1986)
  • The Photographers' Gallery (London), November 15, 1985 to January 11, 1986
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