SELECTIONS FROM WILLIAM EGGLESTON'S PORTFOLIOS
Brooks Museum / 1934 Poplar Ave. September 1, 2016 - December 31, 2017
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has a long history of collecting and exhibiting the works of William Eggleston. The extensive collection, among the deepest holdings internationally, was started in 1976 with 12 dye transfer prints acquired months after Photographs by William Eggleston closed at the Museum of Modern Art. Bought from the artist, they were mounted in an exhibition in 1977 along with 30 additional loans. Among the important works included in the purchase is the now iconic tricycle.
This exhibition comprises 18 photographs from most of the portfolios in the museum’s collection. The selection will be changed every three months for the protection of the images.
Photo credit: William Eggleston, American, b. 1939, Untitled (Memphis), ca. 1971, Dye transfer print, A/P, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Eugenia Buxton Whitnel Funds 76.6.2. © Eggleston Artist Trust