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Review: Local Color, William Eggleston at the Whitney
The New Yorker, November 17, 2008
"You can always tell a William Eggleston photograph. It's the one in color that hits you in the face and leaves you confused and happy, and perhaps convinces you that you don’t understand photography nearly as well as you thought you did."

Honoring Eggleston
WWD, November 10, 2008
"The scene turned meta before too long. The famous photographer guests started taking pictures of the hired photographers who were taking pictures of them."

Southern Gothic
New York magazine, November 10, 2008
"William Eggleston is even more colorful than his groundbreaking photographs."

Everybody Hearts Eggleston
Style.com, November 8, 2008
"Eggleston's spare and richly hued pictures…have cast a spell on everyone from Sofia Coppola, David Lynch, and Larry Clark to Nan Goldin, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Juergen Teller."

William Eggleston's Totally Arrived
The New York Observer, November 7, 2008
"William Eggleston: Democratic Camera helps to sets Eggleston's place in the generation of American photographers that followed Robert Frank. Lee Friedlander and Stephen Shore are two of the necessary citations. So is Diane Arbus."

Review: Eggleston's Profound Body of Work
International Herald Tribune, November 7, 2008
"Through snapshot moments, Eggleston has captured and continues to capture a time and a place so concretely and with such a depth of clarity and visual skill that few can argue with his place among the greats of photography."

William Eggleston's Unseen Videos
The Moment blog, T Magazine, November 7, 2008
"These black-and-white shorts captured his nighttime ramblings in Memphis and New Orleans from 1973-74. Like his photographs, they are both mundane and devilishly transcendent…"

Review: Old South Meets New, in Living Color
The New York Times, November 7, 2008
" …combination joy ride, funeral march and bad-trip bender… [Eggleston's] images quickly became influential classics."

Slideshow with commentary
The New York Times, November 7, 2008

Bill Eggleston's Big Night
Editor's blog, W magazine, November 6, 2008
"Looking dapper in a bright green bow tie, Eggleston, legendary almost as much for his partying as for his spare, off-kilter images, imbibed as fans like Juergen Teller, Dennis Hopper and Patti Smith paid tribute."

William Eggleston Exhibition Preview
Artforum, November 2008
"Eggleston deserves the Whitney's royal treatment—a 150-work career retrospective—because of the deep veins of content he has managed to tap, most running right under his feet."

Profile of William Eggleston
W magazine, November 2008
"Once vilified for his color images of humdrum daily life, the enigmatic man who turned art photography on its ear is getting his due."

Slideshow
W magazine, November 2008

Light Fantastic
Time magazine, October 31, 2008
Critic Richard Lacayo on Eggleston, "one of the most original artists of your lifetime"

A Talk with William Eggleston
Looking Around blog, October 30, 2008
Time magazine’s Richard Lacayo interviews Eggleston



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William Eggleston's Stranded in Canton
Book and DVD, Twin Palms, Fall 2008


William Eggleston's pioneering video work "Stranded In Canton" has been restored and reformed by Mr. Eggleston in collaboration with film-maker Robert Gordon and is finally available, almost thirty-five years later.

The book from Twin Palms Publishers contains forty frame enlargements from the digital re-master, a brief appreciation from filmmaker Gus Van Sant, and a DVD of the 77-minute film itself, along with more than thirty minutes of bonus footage and an interview with Mr. Eggleston and Mr. Gordon conducted at the Toronto Film Festival.

View brief excerpts of the film.

Purchase the book and DVD from Twin Palms.

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New Eggleston Film Now Available
October 2008


William Eggleston: Photographer, a film by Reiner Holzemer, is now available for purchase online at the Microcinema DVD site.

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Eggleston Artistic Trust Store
September 2008


William Eggleston books, DVDs and postcards can now be purchased by clicking on the Store link on this site.

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Foundation Cartier Exhibition
Spring 2009


The Cartier Foundation has commissioned and will exhibit William Eggleston's photographs of Paris in Spring 2009.

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William Eggleston: Democratic Camera
Photographs and Video, 1958-2008


The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
November 7, 2008-January 25, 2009

Haus der Kunst, Munich
February 20-May 17, 2009

Curated by Elisabeth Sussman and Thomas Weski

One of the most influential photographers of the last half-century, William Eggleston has defined the history of color photography. This exhibition will be the artist's first retrospective in the United States and will include both his color and black-and-white photographs as well as Stranded in Canton, the artist's video work from the early 1970s. The exhibition will travel throughout the United States as well as to the Haus der Kunst in Munich following its New York presentation.

Exhibition Tour Schedule as of June 2008:

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
November 7, 2008-January 25, 2009

Haus der Kunst, Munich
February 20-May 17, 2009

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
June-September 2009

Fall 2009 - To be determined

Winter 2009/2010 - To be determined

Art Institute of Chicago
February 20-May 16, 2010

Summer 2010 - To be determined

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
November-January 2011

Buy the exhibition catalog in the Monographs section of the Eggleston Artistic Trust store.

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Printing Projects

21st Century inkjet prints (Spring 2009)
Large dye-transfer prints from 1970s Kodachromes (Fall 2008)
"Lost and Found" Los Alamos dye-transfer prints (Completed)
5x7 Color inkjet prints (Completed)

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William Eggleston Featured in The BBC's The Genius of Photography

William Eggleston is featured in Part 4 ("Paper Movies") of the BBC's new television series The Genius of Photography.

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