Eggleston, Willian - Election Eve

Regular price $125.00

William Eggleston. 
Text by Lloyd Fonvielle.
Election Eve. 

Washington D.C. 
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1977.
Staple-bound softcover. 
16 pages. 
3 tipped-in color plates.
Edition of 2000. 

Very good.
Minor creasing and edge wear. 
The first and third plates 
seem to have had an excess of glue
that has seeped onto their very top portion
resulting in faint damage,
also visible on the opposite pages.
Please see photos.  
Still presentable. 

Following the plates, an exhibition checklist,
full-page map of Sumter County, Ga.,
showing locations where photographs were taken,
and brief biography and bibliography. 

In 1976, Rolling Stone magazine commissioned Eggleston
to photograph Plains, Georgia, birthplace and hometown
of presidential candidate Jimmy Carter.

The project became the first of Eggleston's books of photographs
and the subject of this exhibition of 100 type-c photographs
at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, in Washington, D. C.,
from December 10, 1977 to January 22, 1978.

The photobook, published by Caldecot Chubb, in New York,
in an edition of just five numbered copies
and two lettered artist's proofs
was not only Eggleston's first, but his most elaborate,
containing one-hundred original prints in two leather-bound
volumes housed in a linen box.