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LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter Ocula Report LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter 14 Jun 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2 June 2019–5 January 2020) is an inter-generational show of 21 Chinese artists working from the 1980s to the present, including Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, He Xiangyu, Yin Xiuzhen, and Ma Qiusha.Staged on Level 2 of LACMA's Renzo...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See 6 Jun 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

To coincide with Art Basel 2019, which opens to the public from 13 to 16 June, galleries and institutions across the city are presenting a range of stellar exhibitions. From Rebecca Horn at Museum Tinguely to Geumhyung Jeong at Kunsthalle Basel, here is a selection of what to see.William Kentridge, Dead Remus (2014–2016). Charcoal on found ledger...

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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 Dye transfer print
20 x 23 3/4 inches
David Zwirner
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
Sumner, Mississippi [young man in chair] by William Eggleston contemporary artwork
William EgglestonSumner, Mississippi [young man in chair], c. 1970 Dye transfer print
21.5 x 15 inches
ROSEGALLERY
Untitled, from Dust Bells, Volume II [Green Sweater] by William Eggleston contemporary artwork
William EgglestonUntitled, from Dust Bells, Volume II [Green Sweater], 1965–1968 Dye transfer print
17.75 x 12 inches
ROSEGALLERY
Untitled by William Eggleston contemporary artwork
William EgglestonUntitled, 1977 Pigment print
50 1/2 x 50 1/2 inches
David Zwirner
Untitled by William Eggleston contemporary artwork
William EgglestonUntitled, c. 1977 Pigment print
24 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches
David Zwirner
Untitled by William Eggleston contemporary artwork
William EgglestonUntitled, c. 1977 Pigment print
50 1/2 x 50 1/2 inches
David Zwirner

Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Basel Online viewing room at David Zwirner, New York
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13–22 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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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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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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Frieze New York: Modern Complexities Related Press Frieze New York: Modern Complexities Aesthetica : 29 April 2017

This year sees Frieze New York host its sixth edition at Randall’s Island Park from 5 to 7 May. A collection of ambitious presentations from leading international contemporary and 20th century art galleries will be joined by curated sections showcasing emerging artists, site-specific artist commissions and a talks series. Supported by lead partner...

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Pioneering Colour Related Press Pioneering Colour Aesthetica Magazine : 10 March 2017

American photographer William Eggleston's (b.1939) Los Alamos comes to Foam, Amsterdam, this month. Comprised of more than 2200 images, the series was originally intended to be published in parts, but has been forgotten over the years.

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