Monday, January 24, 2011
UPDATE: Even Busier - WAS William Eggleston Has Been Busy
Distinguished Southern photographer William Eggleston has been very busy of late. He has a solo show of 50 of his photographs at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, in downtown Nashville, up through May first, 2011.
Eggleston will also have a museum dedicated to his work in Memphis, his home town. The museum, to open in 2013, will be built in downtown Memphis, and will house the offices of the Eggleston Trust as well as the archive of Eggleston's work, totaling over 60, 000 photographs. It will also have gallery spaces to show the photographer's work and the work of other contemporary artists. (Thanks to the folks over at One One Thousand for this information).
Edward Goldman, art critic of KCRW radio in Santa Monica, went to see Eggleston's show at LACMA, which closed January 16th. Goldman says Eggleston is the Prince of Melancholy, and that nothing happens in Eggleston's photographs. But he was profoundly taken with the body of work. For the story, go here. For the audio version, go here, on KCRW
Now, back to the Nashville show, which is entitled William Eggleston: Anointing the Overlooked and includes iconic images from the early 1970s and work from Eggleston's mature years as a photographer, as well as rarely seen more recent work. There is more on this show here, from ArtDaily.org.
Eggleston will also have work in a group show opening at the Baltimore Museum of Art, opening February 20, 2011, entitled Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960, up through May 15th.
He has also been playing the piano for the Oxford American magazine. Check out the story and the video here:
William Eggleston Plays the Piano
Not long ago he was profiled in W Magazine, here: William Eggleston
Good to have this master of modern photography still active, productive, and vigorous.