William Wegman, ‘Around the Park’, 2007, Madison Square Park
William Wegman, ‘Around the Park’, 2007, Madison Square Park
William Wegman, ‘Around the Park’, 2007, Madison Square Park

Credits

Director
William Wegman

Camera
Andrea Beeman

Crew
Jason Burch
Ben Dowell
Marlo Kovach
Sara Fuller

Hands
Jason Burch
Marlo Kovach
Katie Williams

Cameo Appearances
Molly Burch
Lola Wegman
William Wegman

Editor
Andrea Beeman

Additional Sound Editing
Ben Tudhope

Online Editor
George Englezos

Around the Park, Madison Square Park, New York, NY, September 14 - October 28, 2007

Collection of the artist, courtesy Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York

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