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Greenwood, Mississippi

1973-1974 (print)
William Eggleston (American, born 1939)
When William Eggleston made this photograph, the saturated palette of the dye transfer printing process was associated with advertising rather than fine art. Eggleston’s Greenwood, Mississippi transforms base subject matter—here, a seedy brothel—into a spectacular composition of color and line. At the same time, the glistening red of the dye transfer print is a palpable metaphor for sexual sensation.

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