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William Wegman

B. United States, 1943

The Works

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Side Views

1998

Unique black and white Polaroid print, printed 1998

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Illuminary

1993

Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 1993

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Breakout

1995

Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 1995

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Eyewear II

1994

Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 1994

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Presentation

2004

Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 2004

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Look There

1996

Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 1996

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Armed and Matching

1989

Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 1989

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My Coo Kie

1991

Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 1991

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Climber

1991

Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 1991

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Hung Over

1998

Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 1988

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Breakout

1995

Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 1995

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Neckware: Upper and Lower

1990

Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 1990

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Towelling

1993

Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 1993

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Two On

1991

Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 1991

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Posed on Pedestal

1994

Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 1994

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Chair Piece

1991

Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 1991

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Over Blue

1991

Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 1991

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Dressed from Below

1994

Two unique colour Polaroid prints, printed 1994

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3 Out of Four

1988

Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 1988

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Boy and His Boy

2002

Two unique colour Polaroid prints, printed 2002

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Primary Trio

1991

Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 1991

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Left to Right

1989

Three unique colour Polaroid prints, printed 1989

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Leggings

1998

Two unique colour Polaroid prints, printed 1998

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Pawns

2015

Pigment print

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White Out

2014

Pigment print

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Split Level

2010

Pigment print

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Constructivism

2014

Pigment print

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Modelling School

1974

Silver gelatin print, printed 1982

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Dog House

1981

Silver gelatin print, printed 1982

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Of The Lake

1976

Silver gelatin print, printed 1982

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Ball Work

1975/1989

Three silver gelatin prints

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Funglasses

1970

Two silver gelatin prints

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He Showed Her What He Made

1972

Silver gelatin print, printed 1970s

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Portable TV

1971/1992

Silver gelatin print

William Wegman

‘My Weimaraners are perfect fashion models. Their elegant, slinky forms are covered in gray – and gray, everyone knows, goes with anything’  William Wegman

B. United States 1943

Portrait Wegman

B. United States 1943

Biography

William Wegman is best known for his ongoing artistic collaborations with his Weimaraners. Wegman’s early work focused on black and white photographs and moving images that utilised the subtlest of visual puns to convey their message. Man Ray, his first Weimaraner, became a central figure in Wegman’s early photographs and video works. He became an early exponent of conceptual art, and his first works were performance based. Pieces included throwing radios off a roof and floating Styrofoam letters along the Milwaukee River. An installation work was included in Harold Szeemann’s influential exhibition Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form in Bern in 1969, alongside works by Joseph Beuys, Richard Serra and Bruce Nauman. 

Wegman’s first photographs and films were made as a way of documenting these early ephemeral and performance-based works, although they quickly became the focus of his artistic output. Wegman returned to photographing dogs in 1987, using a large format 20×24 inch Polaroid camera. Wegman worked extensively with the Polaroid format from 1979 until 2007.

William Wegman was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1943. He received a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston and an MFA in painting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne in 1967. Wegman has been the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships and two National Endowment for the Arts grants and his work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the world. These have included the seminal exhibitions When Attitudes Become Form and Documenta V, as well as a retrospective organised by the Kunstmuseum Lucerne in 1990, which travelled to museums including the Centre Pompidou, Paris and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Recent exhibitions include William Wegman and California Conceptualism, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2018, and Being Human, which was the central exhibition at Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles in the summer of the same year.

William Wegman lives and works in New York and Maine.

‘My Weimaraners are perfect fashion models. Their elegant, slinky forms are covered in gray – and gray, everyone knows, goes with anything’  William Wegman

Discover

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Exhibitions

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William Wegman Polaroids Installation View

William Wegman: Polaroids

26.9 - 20.102018

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