Auction coincides with 40th anniversary of Elvis’ home opening to the public and release of new biopic by Baz Luhrmann
Forty years of Graceland – Rare Photographs to be auctioned
A portfolio of eleven dye-transfer color photographs, shot by William Eggleston in 1983, of Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland, will be up for auction on Sunday, May 15. The work was commissioned by the Presley estate a year after Graceland opened to the public and six years after the death of Elvis Presley. Eggleston’s approach to photography may seem like an unlikely choice but his status as a native of Memphis and his deep connections to the Memphis music scene (he was also a musician) made him a natural for the project.
This year marks the 40thAnniversary of Graceland opening to the public (Elvis Presley died in 1977). “Elvis,” a major motion picture exploring the life and music of…
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