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Exquisite Corpse 105, ca. 2011

Mixed Media on Paper, Signed
16 × 30 in
40.6 × 76.2 cm
location
Jersey City, Chicago, Miami
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Mana Contemporary
Jersey City, Chicago, +1 more
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THE ARMITAGE GONE DANCE EXQUISITE CORPSE PROJECT

More than 180 internationally recognized visual …

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THE ARMITAGE GONE DANCE EXQUISITE CORPSE PROJECT

More than 180 internationally recognized visual artists, architects, designers and photographers participated in the Armitage Gone! Dance Exquisite Corpse Project, beginning in 2011. The artists created one hundred and thirty nine artworks to benefit Armitage Gone! …

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Medium
Mixed Media
Series
The Armitage Gone Dance Exquisite Corpse Project
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(Top-Bottom) William Wegman - Graphite, Watercolor; William Earl Kofmehl - Hand Embroidery with Rayon Thread on Fabric; Andrew Guenther - … Read more
William Wegman
American, b. 1943
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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.

William Earl Kofmehl III
American, b. 1980
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Known for his zany performances, William Earl Kofmehl III draws from his wide-ranging fascinations and his experimental approach to life to produce scenarios at once enigmatic and inviting. In 2002, he (literally) launched his career; donning a lobster suit, he took a vow of silence and moved into a wooden shelter, eventually emerging and traveling to worldwide tourist attractions, where he would launch himself off of a wooden platform and land—splat—on the ground. This piece earned him the moniker, “Lobster Boy,” and marked the beginning of his progressively more elaborate performances. In all of his work, Kofmehl aims to encourage viewers to see the world differently, stating: “One of my approaches toward performance is self-deprecation, allowing the viewer to feel empowered and invited into the work. This empowerment enables the viewer to transition from voyeur to participant.”

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About the work
Mana Contemporary
Jersey City, Chicago, +1 more
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THE ARMITAGE GONE DANCE EXQUISITE CORPSE PROJECT

More than 180 internationally recognized visual …

Read more

THE ARMITAGE GONE DANCE EXQUISITE CORPSE PROJECT

More than 180 internationally recognized visual artists, architects, designers and photographers participated in the Armitage Gone! Dance Exquisite Corpse Project, beginning in 2011. The artists created one hundred and thirty nine artworks to benefit Armitage Gone! …

Read more
Medium
Mixed Media
Series
The Armitage Gone Dance Exquisite Corpse Project
Image rights
(Top-Bottom) William Wegman - Graphite, Watercolor; William Earl Kofmehl - Hand Embroidery with Rayon Thread on Fabric; Andrew Guenther - … Read more
William Wegman
American, b. 1943
Follow

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.

William Earl Kofmehl III
American, b. 1980
Follow

Known for his zany performances, William Earl Kofmehl III draws from his wide-ranging fascinations and his experimental approach to life to produce scenarios at once enigmatic and inviting. In 2002, he (literally) launched his career; donning a lobster suit, he took a vow of silence and moved into a wooden shelter, eventually emerging and traveling to worldwide tourist attractions, where he would launch himself off of a wooden platform and land—splat—on the ground. This piece earned him the moniker, “Lobster Boy,” and marked the beginning of his progressively more elaborate performances. In all of his work, Kofmehl aims to encourage viewers to see the world differently, stating: “One of my approaches toward performance is self-deprecation, allowing the viewer to feel empowered and invited into the work. This empowerment enables the viewer to transition from voyeur to participant.”

Exquisite Corpse 105, ca. 2011

Mixed Media on Paper, Signed
16 × 30 in
40.6 × 76.2 cm
location
Jersey City, Chicago, Miami
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by William Wegman