William Eggleston: Elvis at Graceland
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Elvis at Graceland. With new color photographs by William Eggleston. Elvis Presley Enterprises, 1983. 64 pp. Thin quarto. First edition. Stiff wrappers. Black-and-white and color reproductions.

"...The only [of Eggleston's] publication[s] which is more specifically place-related is Graceland. For this project, Eggleston photographed Elvis Presley's villa in Memphis, a masterpiece of bad taste. Eggleston depicts the house, which is now a museum, as the mausoleum of a man of extremely bizarre taste. His dye-transfer prints seem to have literally soaked up the synthetic colors of their subject matter. The viewer experiences the confusing sensation of being able to see himself a hundred times over in he countless mirrors that line the walls of the house, of sinking into the thick pile of carpets, and of suffocating in the strangely oppressive, lavishly decorated interiors. Here, too, William Eggleston has not merely documented his subject matter, but has used the medium of color photography to evoke the feel of a place. One can sense, behind this exterior of rapidly gained wealth, that nothing was at all well in the King's realm."--reference, Thomas Weski, "The Tender-Cruel Camera"



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