Heading to New York anytime soon? You might want to include in your itinerary a visit to The Metropolitan Museum and take a look at some iconic works by American photographer William Eggleston currently on exhibit. Read on to take note of the details and have a preview of the photos you will find in the exhibit!
American photographer William Eggleston rose to prominence in the early 1960s as a modern color photography pioneer who made it possible for color photographs to be considered legitimate artworks worthy of displaying in art galleries. He is best known for his photographs of ordinary and commonplace subjects, seen by admirers and art critics as his interpretation of a mundane world that is both beautiful and complex.
If you want to take a look at some of Eggleston’s classic color photographs up close, you have two more weeks to head over to an ongoing exhibit in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Entitled “At War with the Obvious,” the show features the pioneer’s works from as far back as the early 1970s, and will run until July 28th.
There will also be an exhibition tour tomorrow, July 12, if you’re interested and could make it.
Here’s a preview of what you will find in the show:
At War with the Obvious
Photographs by William Eggleston
February 26 – July 28, 2013
Gallery 852 (The Howard Gilman Gallery)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028-0198
Open 7 Days a Week
Sunday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.*
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.*