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.
The stunning color photographs are printed using the dye-transfer method, a craft-printing process that allows tremendous control over color relations and intensity. Considered a true innovator and master of the color dye-transfer technique, Eggleston achieved fame when the Museum of Modern Art gave him its first major one-man exhibition of color photography in 1976. Published by Middendorf Gallery, the portfolio is part of an edition of thirty-one. The estimated price is $250,000 – 350,000.