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© Eggleston Artistic Trust

William Eggleston
American, Memphis, Tennessee, about 1967 - 1969
Dye transfer print
8 3/16 x 12 1/16 in.
99.XM.21.6

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The gleam of a single whitewall tire betrays the presence of a black car parked discreetly behind the harshly illuminated shrubbery. The wheel glares out like a disembodied eye, peering back at the photographer through the opening in the bushes. A blast of artificial light pulls some pinkish and greenish color out of the mostly black-and-white surrounding foliage.