William Wegman, ‘Alphabet (Wallpaper Border)’, 1993, The Modern Archive
William Wegman, ‘Alphabet (Wallpaper Border)’, 1993, The Modern Archive
William Wegman, ‘Alphabet (Wallpaper Border)’, 1993, The Modern Archive
William Wegman, ‘Alphabet (Wallpaper Border)’, 1993, The Modern Archive
William Wegman, ‘Alphabet (Wallpaper Border)’, 1993, The Modern Archive
William Wegman, ‘Alphabet (Wallpaper Border)’, 1993, The Modern Archive

The entire alphabet is included from A-Z. In good condition, very light soiling on the back side only at one end of the roll. Only one available.
William Wegman is best known for his photographs and films of his beloved Weimaraners, beginning around 1970 with the now famous Man Ray, followed by Fay Ray and her offspring. Here the dogs are arranged in groups of two to five in poses for each letter of the alphabet. Originally imagined to be installed as wallpaper as a charming educational tool. Included in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Wegman's photographs are included in numerous international museum collections and he was honored with a retrospective exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in 2006. His numerous books are loved by children and adults alike and his films and videos have been shown on Saturday Night Live, Nickelodeon and Sesame Street.

Signature: Printed William Wegman, Alphabet 1993 with AD Gallery mark, following the letter Z

AD Gallery New York, NY

About William Wegman

Though originally trained in painting, William Wegman is known for his photographic images featuring dogs—primarily his own Weimaraners—in various costumes and poses, and with an array of props. Wegman embarked on a 12-year collaboration with his first dog, Man Ray, who appeared in numerous photographs and videos. In 1986 Wegman acquired a new dog, Fay Ray, beginning a second collaboration in which the artist began using a 20-by-24-inch Polaroid; Wegman’s cast would grow after Fay Ray gave birth to a litter. In Entabled (1988), a Weimaraner is depicted perched demurely on its back atop an antique wooden table, while in Evergreen (2003), Wegman captures his dog’s profile against a stark black background and with a sprig of upside-down foliage balanced on its head. He has also produced artist books in which his dogs feature as the lead characters, as in his much-loved dog version of Cinderella.

American, b. 1943, Holyoke, Massachusetts