Purple Art

[January 28 2014]

William Eggleston “At Zenith” at Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles

William Eggleston’s series of fifteen images depicting the celestial Zenith is another exercise in exploring color photography from the pioneer who is responsible for legitimizing the form as a fine art. Both whimsical and timeworn, the photographs were taken from car windows and as the artist lay on his back inspecting the skies. The series is a calm escape from Eggleston’s more accustomed strong saturation and loudness of color. Coinciding with the exhibition is the issue of William Eggleston: At Zenith, the images of which were previously released in a limited edition of 20 in 1979. At Zenith is on view through February 20th at Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles.  Photo Paige Silveria

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