At Magenta Plains in NYC, Drawings and Altered Photographs (But No Dogs) from William Wegman
MEGUMI is a limited edition portfolio of 50 examples featuring signed and numbered ink jet prints commissioned in 2013 including works by the following artists with an introduction by Laurie Anderson.
Chuck Close -
Patrick Demarchelier -
Eric Fischl -
Bruce High Quality Foundation -
Ralph Gibson -
Nate Lowman -
Mary Ellen Mark -
Enoc Perez -
David Salle -
All images are printed 20 x 24 inches on a fine rag substrate to the highest archival standards by Caleb Cain Marcus Editions.
Artsy Portfolio Price: $10,000.
(Market Value of Individual Works: $26,800.)
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