William Eggleston Portraits
Untitled, c.1975 (Marcia Hare in Memphis Tennessee) by William Eggleston, c.1975 ©Eggleston Artistic Trust Retrospective ‘William Eggleston Portraits’ is not only allowing visitors a sneak look into the artist’s home life, in the form of never-before-seen images of his close relations; also on display is a previously unseen image of the actor, Dennis Hopper, and another of The Clash frontman, Joe Strummer.
It’s evident from the exhibited work that William Eggleston has an almost magical knack of extracting something extraordinary and beautiful out of seemingly ordinary people in everyday situations; with astonishing results that withstand the test of time.
Although many exhibited images, including several vintage black and whites, date back to the 1960’s and 1970’s - Eggleston’s photographs still manage to retain relevance, beauty and soul, even today.
William Eggleston Portraits is at the National Portrait Gallery, organised with support of the artist and the Eggleston Artistic Trust.
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE
Charing Cross, Leicester Square
Daily: 10am-6pm; Thursdays: 10am-9pm
£7.00 or £5.50 concessions
July 21 - October 23
The National Portrait Gallery is now the temporary home of London’s first major William Eggleston exhibition, since 2002.
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