William Eggleston at Gagosian Paris
To celebrate their LA stable’s newest member, Gagosian Gallery Paris is putting on this show of works from 1976 by pioneering photographer William Eggleston ‘Election Eve’. Eggleston is largely credited with legitimising colour photography as a fine art form, as well as pioneering a style that derives its power from a refined form of spontaneous observation. These photographs have never been printed or exhibited before, and were taken prior to the 1976 presidential election in Plains, Georgia, the rural seat of presidential candidate Jimmy Carter, and along the road from Memphis, Tennessee. They present as captured moments of tranquility in a specific time and place, the calm before the storm of political change… (The show opens next Tue 8, 6-8pm).
Wed 9 Nov–Fri 23 Dec. Tue-Sat 11am-7pm.
Gagosian Gallery, 4 rue de Ponthieu, 8th. www.gagosian.com/