Where can I buy William Eggleston posters?
August 17, 2006 2:08 PM   Subscribe

William Eggleston, man I love this guy. I've been to a couple of exhibitions of his work in London and thought they were great. His use of colour in documenting the South is astonishing. Where can I buy posters of his work?

I would love to have a couple of his prints in my chi-chi apartment. Sadly the only one I can find is a bit crap. I have it, but it's not my favourite photo of his and it's promoting a long dead exhibition, so the actual photo is pretty small.

Anyone know where I can purchase some more? I seem to remember reading somewhere that he doesn't like licensing his photos as he's never happy with the colour reproduction.
I'm in the US now if that helps.
posted by tonylord to Society & Culture (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Have you inquired at the Eggleston Trust?

A single print: Bad Ischl, Austria 1983-1986

You may have to be content with the hardcover book.
posted by junesix at 2:22 PM on August 17, 2006

[put the artist's name in the main question]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:24 PM on August 17, 2006

Few signed limited edition prints here.
posted by fire&wings at 2:30 PM on August 17, 2006

this Artcyclopedia lists the major collections with Eggleston's work, so perhaps try their individual museum shops?
posted by scody at 2:51 PM on August 17, 2006 [1 favorite]

if you know somebody with a pro-level scanner, a serious printer and some Photoshop skills, just buy a couple Eggleston books and make yourself a few big prints to hang in your private residence.

you'll support the artist by buying the books, and I doubt the cops will bust you for that
posted by matteo at 3:39 PM on August 17, 2006

William Eggleston in the Real World is a 2005 documentary about him that I found unwatchable -- the S.O. and I were driven to leave the theater 45 minutes in, and we never do that*. Our displeasure was partially, perhaps even primarily, due to the catastrophic mess of projection/sound that the film festival was inflicting upon it, so maybe it was actually good. Certainly the review linked above was positive about it.

* OK, OK, I left a Peter Greenaway screening once, but who hasn't?
posted by intermod at 9:04 PM on August 17, 2006

I mean, just FYI, there's a documentary out there if you want to learn more about him.
posted by intermod at 9:05 PM on August 17, 2006

Thanks everyone for your suggestions: I'll try all of them, although the $1800 prints are out of my price range!

Thanks also jessamyn for adding WE's name in. I kind of assumed that the title would appear in front of the question on the FP.

posted by tonylord at 3:21 PM on August 18, 2006

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