Harmony Korine & Juergen Teller: William Eggleston 414
Text by Harmony Korine, Juergen Teller.
Eggleston, Korine and Teller’s Southern road trip, documented here for the first time
This clothbound volume is Harmony Korine (born 1973) and Juergen Teller’s (born 1964) visual memoir of a road trip they took ten years ago with William Eggleston (born 1939) and his son, Winston, from Memphis to Mississippi. Featuring photos and short introductions by Korine and Teller, this record of their spontaneous, intimate journey captures their love for each other through the shared experience of the American road, and combines images of gas stations, abandoned trucks, evangelical households, banal landscapes and hotel rooms with candid portraits. Certain photos cleverly re-visit Eggleston’s own famous motifs—strings of colored electric lights, road signs, people in cars—and yet the star of the show is without doubt Eggleston himself, always impeccably groomed, whether seated at the kitchen table, holding the hand of cousin Maude Schuyler Clay, or playing the grand piano.
Featured image is reproduced from 'Harmony Korine & Juergen Teller: William Eggleston 414.'
PRAISE AND REVIEWS
Ten years ago, William Eggleston, Harmony Korine, and Juergen Teller set off through the American bible belt on a road trip to see nothing. It almost sounds like a Beckettian joke. For this motley trio of pilgrims it might as well have been.
A decade ago, Juergen Teller and Harmony Korine took a road trip with famed photographer William Eggleston and his son. This book serves as a visual memoir of the trip, and an homage to Eggleston himself, whose influence can be seen in many of the clever re-creations of his own themes, and who appears as a star in scenes throughout the book.
This Photodocumentary on the American Road exhibits the transformative work of Harmony Korine and Juergen Teller on their journey from Memphis to Mississippi with William Eggleston and his son Winston Eggleston. William Eggleston 414 revisits many of William Eggleston’s famous photographs sharing stories along the road and portraying William as a confident and well groomed man. America’s heartland has breath-taking landscapes and peculiar people dotted across the countryside. Korine and Teller spontaneously combine historical motifs with the color and vibrancy of the modern landscape.
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