EYE CANDY

William Eggleston in Full Color

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Photo: ©2015 Philipp Scholz Rittermann

William Eggleston caused an uproar among critics when he dared to show color photographs at MoMA back in 1976. Since then, the American photographer’s pictures have become canon. His new exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery features familiar faces like Dennis Hopper in ’70s and Joe Strummer in the ’80s, as well as his work in the present-day. Take a look back, here.

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“Untitled, c. 1975” (Marcia Hare in Memphis Tennessee) by William Eggleston.
© Eggleston Artistic Trust. “William Eggleston Portraits” is at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 21 July – 23 October, organized with support of the artist and the Eggleston Artistic Trust.
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“Untitled, 1970-4” (Dennis Hopper) by William Eggleston.
© Eggleston Artistic Trust. “William Eggleston Portraits” is at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 21 July – 23 October, organized with support of the artist and the Eggleston Artistic Trust.
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“Untitled, 1973-4” (Dane Layton) by William Eggleston.
© Eggleston Artistic Trust. “William Eggleston Portraits” is at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 21 July – 23 October, organized with support of the artist and the Eggleston Artistic Trust.
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“Untitled, 1974” (Karen Chatham, left, with the artist’s cousin Lesa Aldridge, in Memphis, Tennessee) by William Eggleston, 1974.
Wilson Centre for Photography © Eggleston Artistic Trust. “William Eggleston Portraits” is at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 21 July – 23 October, organized with support of the artist and the Eggleston Artistic Trust.
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“Untitled, 1960s” by William Eggleston.
© Eggleston Artistic Trust. “William Eggleston Portraits” is at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 21 July – 23 October, organized with support of the artist and the Eggleston Artistic Trust.
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“Untitled, 1965” (Memphis, Tennessee) by William Eggleston.
Wilson Centre for Photography © Eggleston Artistic Trust. “William Eggleston Portraits” is at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 21 July – 23 October, organized with support of the artist and the Eggleston Artistic Trust.
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“Untitled, c. 1970” (Devoe Money in Jackson, Mississippi) by William Eggleston.
© Eggleston Artistic Trust. “William Eggleston Portraits” is at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 21 July – 23 October, organized with support of the artist and the Eggleston Artistic Trust.
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“Untitled, 1970” (Self-portrait) by William Eggleston.
© Eggleston Artistic Trust. “William Eggleston Portraits” is at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 21 July – 23 October, organized with support of the artist and the Eggleston Artistic Trust.
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“Untitled, 1973-4” by William Eggleston.
© Eggleston Artistic Trust. “William Eggleston Portraits” is at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 21 July – 23 October, organized with support of the artist and the Eggleston Artistic Trust.
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“Untitled, c.1980” (Joe Strummer) by William Eggleston.
© Eggleston Artistic Trust. “William Eggleston Portraits” is at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 21 July – 23 October, organized with support of the artist and the Eggleston Artistic Trust.