Issue #58  5/14/2003
Eggleston to Get Award From National Arts Club

William Eggleston, whose prints did so well in this Spring's auctions, is being awarded the prestigious Gold Medal of Honor for Photography from the National Arts Club's photography committee on May 15th. The National Arts Club is at 15 Gramercy Park South, New York City, but this black tie award ceremony and dinner is only open to members. John Szarkowski, who launched Eggleston's career as an art photographer with a 1976 show at the New York Museum of Modern Art, will be the keynote speaker at the event, along with writer Rick Woodward and Walter Hopps, founding director and curator of the Menil collection in Houston.