To dye for

#Legend - - 2/18 -

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.


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