Well, Clive, here are a couple of answers: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/20...of-old-photos/
Originally Posted by cliveh
And the most interesting quote: "Eggleston has been kind of stuck in the old school world of the photography collectors for a long time, whose primary concerns are about process, print type, print date, etcetera. [...] for contemporary art collectors it’s much more about the object itself—they couldn’t care if it’s a dye transfer or a pigment print or whatever, as long as the object itself is totally amazing, that’s what they care about.
This is an attempt to start a migration of Eggleston from the quote unquote confines of the photography world into the larger context of the art world. I think it was probably the most important event for Eggleston in a long, long time."
Beauty, in the end, is always in the eye of the beholder