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© Eggleston Artistic Trust

William Eggleston
American, Mississippi, 1970
Dye transfer print
8 3/16 x 12 1/16 in.

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Nose up and bound for nowhere, an abandoned plane sits wrecked in a Mississippi field. William Eggleston may have meant it as a metaphor for the American South, in which it came to rest--at once both proud and ruined.