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© Eggleston Artistic Trust
Gift of Caldecot Chubb

William Eggleston
American, Memphis, Tennessee, Negative, about 1971; Print, 1980
Dye transfer print
16 x 20 in.
98.XM.230.6

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This still life of beef pies, ice cream, and "tasty taters" heaped in a freezer richly evokes senses other than sight. While offering a curious glimpse at the culinary habits of the freezer's owner, William Eggleston assumed a neutral gaze. In fact, he made art from the obvious--these are the contents of his own freezer.