Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Walter Hopps Tells of Meeting William Eggleston For The First Time

The above is a picture of Walter Hopps taken in California in 1974 by William Eggleston.

Here is a link to the wikipedia page on Walter Hopps. Read it to see who this extraordinary man was.
There is an external link at the bottom of the wikipedia page on Walter Hopps to the article mentioned below. Just go to the wikipedia page and scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link for the interview with Walter Hopps from Art Forum magazine. It is really the best interview with Walter Hopps I can remember reading.
And here is a really good interview with Walter Hopps from Art Forum magazine:
It is the article at the top of the list:
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ArtForum, Feb, 1996 by Hans-Ulrich Obrist

The video below shows Walter Hopps telling of meeting Eggleston for the first time.
And then Eggleston responds to questions about whether words and pictures have anything to do with each other.