Author: Phillip Prodger
Brand: National Portrait Gallery Publications
Number Of Pages: 184
Release Date: 07-07-2016
Details: Product Description ‘I want to make a picture that could stand on its own, regardless of what it was a picture of. I’ve never been a bit interested in the fact that this was a picture of a blues musician or a street corner or something.’ – William Eggleston William Eggleston’s photographs are special for their eccentric, unexpected compositions, playfulness, implied narrative and, above all, his portrayals of people. Over the past half-‐century he has created a powerful and enduring body of work featuring friends and family, musicians, artists and others. Eggleston frequented the 1970s Memphis club scene, developing friendships and getting to know musicians, including Ike Turner, Alex Chilton and others. His fascination with the nightclub culture resulted in the experimental video Stranded in Canton (2005), which chronicles visits to bars in Memphis, Mississippi, and New Orleans. At the same time he encountered and photographed the likes of Dennis Hopper, Eudora Welty and Walter Hopps – and for a brief moment Eggleston even entered the Warhol Factory scene, dating the Warhol protégé, Viva. William Eggleston: Portraits accompanies the first exhibition to explore Eggleston’s pictures of people. Works included span his career from the 1950s through to his well-‐known portraits of the 1970s to the present day. The catalogue includes an essay, chronology and beautifully reproduced exhibition plates, as well as a series of revealing interviews with Eggleston and his close family members, conducted in Memphis by exhibition curator Phillip Prodger. Review ‘This show reveals that William Eggleston, pioneer of colour photography, was not just a great photographer but a great artist’ The Evening Standard Momentous, trivial, marvellous’ The Guardian About the Author Phillip Prodger is Head of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The author or editor of numerous books and catalogues, he previously held curatorial appointments in the United States and Canada. His recent books include E-O Hoppé : The German Work (2015), Man Ray I Lee Miller, Partners in Surrealism (2011), Ernst Haas : Color Correction (2010), Paul Outerbridge : New Color Photographs from Mexico and California (2009) and Darwin's Camera (2009).
Package Dimensions: 11.3 x 11.1 x 0.8 inches
Languages: English, French