Near Jackson, Mississippi

Photograph of red, white, and blue jacket hanging from wall.

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  • Photograph of red, white, and blue jacket hanging from wall.

Date:

c. 1970, printed 2002

Artist:

William Eggleston
American, born 1939

About this artwork

In the 1960s, an encounter with the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson galvanized Eggleston to adopt a more rigorous practice of photography. Blending Cartier-Bresson’s formal rigor with an explorative openness to new subject matter, Eggleston was soon working exclusively in color, producing rich, saturated dye-transfer prints. Although the 1975 exhibition of his work was met with skepticism, it declared to an entire generation of photographers that serious art could be made in color and with unassuming subjects drawn from the artist’s own experience. In this seemingly simple study, an abstracted American palette of red, white, and blue appears in a hanging jacket whose peaked hood carries more ominous connotations. Eggleston’s photographs are the necessary preamble to the work of such later talents as Richard Misrach and Nan Goldin.

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Photography

Artist

William Eggleston

Title

Near Jackson, Mississippi

Origin

United States

Date

1965–1975

Medium

Dye imbibition print; edition 8/9

Inscriptions

Signed recto, lower right, below image, in black ink: "William Eggleston"; signed, stamped and inscribed verso, lower right, in black ink: "William Eggleston / This dye transfer photograph by William Eggleston / was printed under the artist's supervision / by Nino Mondhe, Hamburg, Germany, / and is published in 2002 by the Eggleston Artistic Trust, Memphis, / in an edition of nine numbered and four lettered examples, / of which this is: [stamped] / 8/9 [inscribed/stamped underline] / EAT # [stamped] 0203.069 [inscribed/stamped underline] / © 2002, Eggleston Artistic Trust. All rights reserved. / The copyright in this photograph is the property of the / Eggleston Artistic Trust. This image may not be reproduced / without the Trust's express written permission. / Image date: [stamped] ca. 1970 [inscribed/stamped underline] Location: [stamped] Mississippi [inscribed/stamped underline]"; inscribed verso, lower center, in graphite: "EG. 6705"

Dimensions

55.3 × 36 cm (image); 57.8 × 47.1 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Robert and Joan Feitler

Reference Number

2006.326

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