This is William Eggleston’s first exhibition at the Musée de l’Elysée. Eggleston was a pioneer of color photography. In the late 1950s, he stood out for his unusual vision of American contemporary society and his interest in the vernacular (supermarkets, bars, cars, ceilings).
Through one hundred silver-gelatin and color prints, borrowed from various collections and from the artist’s archives, the exhibition shows the evolution, ruptures and most of all the radicalism that appeared in his work when he took up color photography in the late 1960s.
The exhibition is a coproduction with the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson.
A selection of artists’ books from the Schifferli collection will be shown, placing Eggleston's work in context.
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