Thursday, January 21, 2010

Eggleston in LA

Just saw on the LACMA website that we'll be treated to a show of over 200 of his photos.  I know it's in October but it's exciting to have something like that to look forward to.  I wonder if he'll come for the opening.  If so, I hope he shoots some while here.

William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008
October 31, 2010–January 16, 2011

William Eggleston is widely recognized as an undisputed master of color photography, a poet of the mundane, and proponent of the democratic treatment of his subjects. His inventive use of color and spontaneous compositions profoundly influenced the generation of photographers that followed him, as well as critics, curators, and writers concerned with photographs. This exhibition will include approximately two hundred photographs, the artist's little-known video work Stranded in Canton, his early black-and-white photographs of the sixties, and the vivid dye-transfer work of the early seventies, as seen in the Museum of Modern Art's landmark catalogue of 1976, William Eggleston's Guide. Highlights from the last twenty years will include selections from the Graceland series and The Democratic Forest, Eggleston's great, dense anthology of the quotidian.


Alexi said...

I'm SOOOOOO jealous! I want a full report...


J. Wesley Brown said...

Well, I hear only nice things about Montreal.