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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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Group Exhibition: Rhona Hoffman 40 Years, Part 1, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
2016
William Wegman: Good Dogs on Nice Furniture, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas
2014
Multi Panel, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
2007
William Wegman: Around the Park, Madison Square Park, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
William Wegman: Good Dogs on Nice Furniture, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas
2016
William Wegman, Magenta Plains, New York
2015
Good Dogs on Nice Furniture - William Wegman, Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam
2014
William Wegman: Cubism and Other -isms, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York
2007
William Wegman: Around the Park, Madison Square Park, New York
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