WILLIAM EGGLESTON is now exclusively represented by DAVID ZWIRNER

Saturday, June 4, 2016
WILLIAM EGGLESTON is now exclusively represented by DAVID ZWIRNER

As stated by David Zwirner, “We are honored to welcome William Eggleston to the gallery. One of the most important artists of our time, his painterly understanding of color and unmatched eye continue to exert an indisputable influence on visual culture.”

WILLIAM EGGLESTON is now exclusively represented by DAVID ZWIRNER

 Over the course of nearly six decades, American artist William Eggleston has established a singular pictorial style that deftly combines vernacular subject matter with an innate and sophisticated understanding of color, form, and composition. Eggleston’s vividly saturated photographs transform the ordinary into distinctive, poetic images that eschew fixed meaning. His 1976 solo exhibition William Eggleston’s Guide, curated by John Szarkowski at The Museum of Modern Art, New York—the first presentation of color photography at the museum—heralded an important moment in the medium’s acceptance within the art-historical canon and solidified Eggleston’s position as one of its foremost practitioners, and throughout his prolific career, he has consistently developed his own uniquely recognizable and influential aesthetic. 

As stated by David Zwirner, “We are honored to welcome William Eggleston to the gallery. One of the most important artists of our time, his painterly understanding of color and unmatched eye continue to exert an indisputable influence on visual culture.”

In November 2016, the gallery will mount an exhibition of works drawn from Eggleston’s encyclopedic projectThe Democratic Forest at the 537 West 20th Street location in New York. Likened to an epic journey or an ongoing narrative, these images, which were taken on Eggleston’s travels during the 1980s, are loosely organized into thematic groupings that collectively expound on the photographer’s assertion that no subject matter is more or less important. First published as a monograph featuring an introduction by Eudora Welty in 1989, The Democratic Forest was reissued in 2015 in an expanded 10-volume format by Steidl. This exhibition will present a selection of images from this significant body of work, many of which have never before been exhibited, and will be accompanied by a catalogue.

William Eggleston’s “Untitled,” from “The Democratic Forest” (circa 1983-86).CreditEggleston Artistic Trust and David Zwirner, New York/London

Image on top: Untitled from The Democratic Forest, ca. 1983-1986. Courtesy the Eggleston Artistic Trust

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