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William Wegman

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Birthplace
Holyoke, Massachusetts

Birth year
1943

Lives in
New York

Works in
New York

Current Exhibitions and Events
Mar, 2014 Natural Unnatural Supernatural
The Honolulu Museum of Art
 
Feb, 2014 Made for Magazines: Iconic 20th-Century Photographs
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Beck Building)
 
Feb, 2014 A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio
MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
 
Oct, 2013 Beyond Human: Artist–Animal Collaborations
Peabody Essex Museum
 
Statement

William Wegman is an American artist best known for creating series of compositions involving dogs, primarily his own Weimaraners in various costumes and poses.

While teaching at California State University, Long Beach, he acquired the first and most famous of the dogs he photographed, a Weimaraner he named Man Ray (after the artist and photographer). Man Ray later became so popular that the Village Voice named him "Man of the Year" in 1982. His photos are held in permanent collections of the Hammer Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. His photos and videos have also been a popular success, and have appeared in books, advertisements, films, as well as on television programs like Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live.

The Brooklyn Museum explored 40 years of Wegman’s work in all media in the 2006 retrospective William Wegman: Funney/Strange. The exhibition also ran at the Wexner Center for the Arts in 2007.

 

Recent Exhibits

William Wegman participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2014 HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD! (1934–2002)
Mixed Greens Gallery
 
Jan, 2014 HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD!
Pavel Zoubok Gallery
 
Nov, 2013 93 EXHIBITION
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea
 
Nov, 2013 Eureka: William Wegman Photographs 1970-1975
Craig F. Starr Gallery
 
Oct, 2013 MASTERS OF MODERN & CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY
Ikkan Art Gallery
 
Oct, 2013 I Love My Dog
Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education
 
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William Wegman has Exhibited at these venues:

The Honolulu Museum of Art Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Beck Building)
MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Mixed Greens Gallery
Pavel Zoubok Gallery Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea
Craig F. Starr Gallery Ikkan Art Gallery
Peabody Essex Museum Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago MA GALERIE - Samuel Le Paire
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Marc Selwyn Fine Art
South London Gallery Gagosian Gallery - 980 Madison Ave.
Russell Bowman Art Advisory Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Houston Center for Photography GRAPHICSTUDIO | Institute for Research in Art
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum Salon 94 Freemans
Andrew Kreps Gallery @ 537 W. 22nd Metro Pictures
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer Sperone Westwater
Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier Sperone Westwater
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Tampa Museum of Art
SENIOR & SHOPMAKER GALLERY Pomona College Museum of Art
Las Cruces Museum of Art Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA)
Guild Hall Carl Hammer Gallery
Monroe Gallery of Photography Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen
Arena 1 Gallery Michael Rosenthal Gallery
Samson Projects Jen Bekman
Thomas Solomon Gallery A.M. Richard Fine Art
Beck & Eggeling - New Quarters One Hudson Square
Splashlight Studios, SOHO Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery
ZieherSmith Inc. MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave.
Jack Shainman Gallery 20th Street White Columns
Lower East Side Printshop, Inc. Centre Pompidou
SF Camerawork MOCA Pacific Design Center
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Smashbox Studios
Getty Center Los Angeles Exit Art, SoHo
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