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© Eggleston Artistic Trust
Gift of Caldecot Chubb

William Eggleston
American, Mississippi, Negative, about 1969 - 1970; Print, 1980
Dye transfer print
16 x 20 in.

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Steel blue pipes from a water treatment plant intrude into the picture frame like multi-barreled weapons. With the reference to waste and the resemblance to guns or oversized tailpipes, William Eggleston engaged both the consumerism of contemporary American culture and its infatuation with cars and guns.