In a first for New York City, an entire collection of images from William Eggleston will be on view at The Met in early 2018.
American photographer William Eggleston (born 1939) emerged in the early 1960s as a pioneer of modern color photography. Fifty years later he is widely considered its greatest exemplar. Opening on 14 February at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition William Eggleston: Los Alamos features a landmark gift to the Museum from Jade Lau of the artist’s most extraordinary portfolio, Los Alamos, comprising 75 dye-transfer prints from color negatives made between 1965 and 1974. The exhibition marks the first time the series will be presented in its entirety in New York City.
See William Eggleston’s Extraordinary Color Photographs Series, Los Alamos at The Met, New York City from 14 February-28 May, 2018 at Gallery 691-693. Press HERE for more info.
Seen at top: William Eggleston Untitled, 1965 (Memphis, Tennessee) Dye-transfer print, 451 x 305mm Wilson Centre for Photography © Eggleston Artistic Trust