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Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global Ocula Conversation Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global

French gallerist Almine Rech-Picasso opened her first space in Asia on Shanghai's historic Bund in July this year, bringing her eponymous gallery's total locations to five. The Shanghai gallery occupies roughly 4,000 square feet on the second floor of the three-storey Amber Building, a beautiful warehouse space, originally occupied by the Central...

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From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut Ocula Report From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut 8 Nov 2019 : Nat Muller for Ocula

There's an inside joke amongst the team of Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts: that every time an edition of its biennial forum on cultural practices is planned, a national crisis happens. The eighth edition of Home Works was no different: it opened on 17 October amidst the most devastating wildfires that Lebanon had witnessed...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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William Eggleston

b. 1939, USA

William Eggleston was born in 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Sumner, Mississippi. He studied at Vanderbilt University, Delta State College and the University of Mississippi. Although he had been been a professional photographer for several years in the South of the USA, it wasn't until a visit to New York in 1967 that Eggleston became known outside that area, when the curator of the Museum of Modern Art saw a collection of Eggleston's slides. Several years later the curator arranged an exhibition of Eggleston's work at the MoMA--the first individual exhibition of color photography in that institution's history--and this helped to make Eggleston known to the art world. 

From the 1970s onwards, his work has significantly contributed to the recognition of colour photography as an artistic medium. Eggleston has published his work extensively, and continues to live and work in Memphis, and travels considerably for photographic projects.

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Untitled by William Eggleston contemporary artwork
William EgglestonUntitled, c. 1983–1986 Pigment print
28 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches
David Zwirner
Untitled by William Eggleston contemporary artwork
William EgglestonUntitled, 1970–1973 Dye transfer print
16 x 20 cm
David Zwirner
Untitled by William Eggleston contemporary artwork
William EgglestonUntitled, 1970–1973 Dye transfer print
16 x 20 cm
David Zwirner
Untitled by William Eggleston contemporary artwork
William EgglestonUntitled, c. 1983–1986 Pigment print
20 3/4 x 28 3/4 inches
David Zwirner
Untitled by William Eggleston contemporary artwork
William EgglestonUntitled, c. 1983–1986 Pigment print
20 x 28 3/8 inches
David Zwirner
UNTITLED (FROM 14 PICTURES) by William Eggleston contemporary artwork
William EgglestonUNTITLED (FROM 14 PICTURES), 1972–1973 Dye-transfer print
32.4 x 47.6 cm
Cheim & Read
Untitled (dresser with photo) by William Eggleston contemporary artwork
William EgglestonUntitled (dresser with photo), 1970 Dye transfer print
12 x 17.75 inches
ROSEGALLERY
Untitled (Blue car, from Dust Bells, vol. I) by William Eggleston contemporary artwork
William EgglestonUntitled (Blue car, from Dust Bells, vol. I), 1970 Archival pigment print
44 x 60 inches
ROSEGALLERY

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Basel Online Viewing Room at David Zwirner, New York
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13–23 June 2019 Group Exhibition Basel Online Viewing Room David Zwirner
Contemporary art exhibition, William Eggleston, 2¼ at David Zwirner, London
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12 April–1 June 2019 William Eggleston David Zwirner, London
Contemporary art exhibition, William Eggleston, Selected Works from The Democratic Forest at David Zwirner, New York
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27 October–17 December 2016 William Eggleston Selected Works from The Democratic Forest David Zwirner, 20th Street, New York

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American photographer William Eggleston on how Quaaludes and bourbon informed his extraordinary vision Related Press American photographer William Eggleston on how Quaaludes and bourbon informed his extraordinary vision The Telegraph : 10 March 2019

It happens to be silent-movie day on William Eggleston's preferred TV channel when I arrive at his apartment in midtown Memphis.Earlier, he tells me, he'd been watching one about Napoleon, though the face on screen now belongs to Gloria Swanson, her vast eyes flittering and blinking, in a thousand tiny adjustments.To the score of tiptoeing oboes...

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Reconsidering the Political Detachment of Eggleston’s Images Related Press Reconsidering the Political Detachment of Eggleston’s Images Hyperallergic : 10 May 2018

Los Alamos, a set of William Eggleston's colour photographs developed from negatives made between 1965 and 1974, reminds me of the tagline from the 1969 film Easy Rider: 'A man went looking for America, and couldn't find it anywhere...' The Metropolitan Museum of Art's introductory wall text notes that the exhibition's images were taken on a series...

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William Eggleston, at 78, in a New Key Related Press William Eggleston, at 78, in a New Key The New York Times : 16 October 2017

Until now, there also haven’t been any albums of his compositions. Musik, to be released Oct. 20 by Secretly Canadian, will change that. The collection consists of instrumentals performed by Mr. Eggleston on an 88-key Korg synthesizer in his home over the course of several years in the 1990s, recorded using the machine’s internal memory. The...

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Photographer William Eggleston Will Release His First Album Related Press Photographer William Eggleston Will Release His First Album The New York Times : 1 September 2017

William Eggleston's photographs have adorned album covers for years: He has lent his singular eye to projects by Big Star, Joanna Newsom and Spoon. But on Oct. 20, Mr. Eggleston, now 78, will release an album of his own.

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