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At War with the Obvious

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Untitled (Louisiana), 1980, printed 1999 Dye-transfer Print 11 7/8 X 17 13/16 In. (30.2 X 45.3 Cm) © Courtesy of the artist & The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
At War with the Obvious

1000 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10028-0918
February 26th, 2013 - July 28th, 2013

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.metmuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
upper east side
EMAIL:  
communications@metmuseum.org
PHONE:  
(212) 535-7710
OPEN HOURS:  
Sun-Thu 10-5:30; Fri-Sat 10-9
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

William Eggleston (American, born 1939) emerged in the early 1960s as a pioneer of modern color photography. Now, fifty years later, he is its most prolific and influential exemplar. Through a profound appreciation of the American vernacular (especially near his home in the Mississippi Delta) and confidence in the dye transfer printmaking process to reveal the region's characteristic qualities of light and saturated chromatics, Eggleston almost single-handedly validated color photography as a legitimate artistic medium. This exhibition celebrates the artist's iconic photographs of commonplace subjects that have become touchstones for generations of artists, musicians, and filmmakers from Nan Goldin to David Byrne, the Coen Brothers, and David Lynch.