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William Eggleston: 2 1/4, Deluxe Limited Edition (with Dye-Transfer Print)

Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Twin Palms Publishers, 1999
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0944092705
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113172



First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 50 numbered copies (copies #1-50 from a total limited edition of 150 are reserved for this Deluxe Edition), signed in black ink on the colophon page by Eggleston, in a deluxe clamshell box, with an original dye-transfer print (paper size 11 x 11 inches; image size 9 x 8 3/4 inches), reproduced in plate 12 of the book (photograph of placard with Native American silhouette). The print is signed and numbered by Eggleston in black ink on recto, with the Artistic Trust stamp in black ink on verso; housed in a presentation mat).

ABOUT THE BOOK: Hardcover. Red cloth-covered boards, with tipped-in color plate, no dust jacket as issued. 100 pp. with 45 four-color plates. 11 x 11 inches.


Fine in publisher's original packaging. The print and book are in flawless pristine condition. The clamshell box has some rubbing to the title in yellow at the spine.


From the publisher: "Born and raised in Mississippi and Tennessee, William Eggleston began taking pictures during the 1960's after seeing Henri Cartier-Bresson's The Decisive Moment. In 1966 he changed from black and white to color film, perhaps to make the medium more his own and less that of his esteemed predecessors. John Szarkowski, when he was curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, called Eggleston the 'first color photographer,' and certainly the world in which we consider a color photograph as art has changed because of Eggleston's work. From 1966 to 1971, Eggleston would occasionally use a two and one quarter inch format for photographs. These are published here for the first time, adding more classic Eggleston images to photography's color canon."