William Eggleston
The Democratic Forest

Location

537 West 20th Street
New York
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Dates

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William Eggleston
  • Untitled, c. 1983-1986
45 x 65 3/8 inches (114.3 x 166.1 cm)
William Eggleston
  • Untitled, c. 1983-1986
45 x 65 3/8 inches (114.3 x 166.1 cm)
William Eggleston
  • Untitled, c. 1983-1986
45 x 65 3/8 inches (114.3 x 166.1 cm)
William Eggleston
  • Untitled, c. 1983-1986
45 x 64 5/8 inches (114.3 x 164.1 cm)

"A clear spring rises somewhere on the home place, for the human strain begins there for Mr. Eggleston, and we see it in what follows: it turns into a river that runs through, or underneath, every place succeeding it. Whatever is done to block it or stop its flow, it surfaces again. Pure human nature proves itself in likely or unlikely places." — Eudora Welty

William Eggleston
  • Untitled, c. 1983-1986
64 7/8 x 45 inches (164.8 x 114.3 cm)
William Eggleston
  • Untitled, c. 1983-1986
28 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches (73 x 52.7 cm)
William Eggleston
  • Untitled, c. 1988
64 7/8 x 45 inches (164.8 x 114.3 cm)
William Eggleston
Untitled, c. 1983-1986
64 7/8 x 45 inches (164.8 x 111.8 cm)

As Alexander Nemerov writes in the catalogue published by David Zwirner Books | Steidl, these photographs evoke the vivid continuum at the heart of Eggleston's work, one "Pulled along by the world, by things outside the artist, rather than compelled by something inside him."