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

Object Details

Title:

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

Artist/Maker:

William Eggleston (American, born 1939)

Culture:

American

Date:

about 1970

Medium:

Chromogenic print

Dimensions:

33.3 × 48.3 cm (13 1/8 × 19 in.)

Copyright:

© 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.

Exhibitions
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
The Thrill of the Chase: The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum (March 15, 2016 to May 7, 2017)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 15 to July 31, 2016
  • Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford), September 10 to December 11, 2016
  • Portland Museum of Art (Portland), February 13 to May 7, 2017