I’m 4 years old…
6 avril 2011
William EgglestonTricycle in Memphis (1970)
The tricycle is famous. It sits on the empty street in front of a Memphis ranch house. Paint flakes off the red-and-white handlebars and the blue seat. William Eggleston photographed the trike in 1970, and it has since come to stand for small-town, retrograde, mid-century American South. Eggleston, now 71, makes despair look glamorous. A print of the tricycle sold for $253,900 at Christie’s New York six years ago. Now it’s on the wall of the Whitney Museum of American Art, which is hosting Eggleston’s first U.S. retrospective.