To dye for
Who knew? Jade Lau, eldest daughter of Chinese property tycoon Joseph Lau – who buys and sells Andy Warhol portraits, and ordered a private 787 Dreamliner from Boeing a decade ago for his grandmother – has made possible a William Eggleston exhibition by donating a landmark gift of the American photographer’s, to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Eggleston emerged in the early 1960s as a pioneer of modern colour photography. Now, 50 years later, he’s arguably its greatest exemplar. comprises 75 dye-transfer prints from colour negatives made between 1965 and 1974. The series has never been shown complete in New York and includes the artist’s first colour photograph ( of a young clerk pushing a train of shopping carts at a supermarket in Memphis, Tennessee. It’s being shown until May 18.