Being Human: The Surreal + Playful Work of William Wegman
All artists have a muse. For William Wegman, inspiration arrived in 1970 when his dog, Man Ray, appeared in front of his camera.
Whether you were introduced to Wegman’s beloved Weimaraners through Sesame Street or in a museum setting, one thing is certain—once you’ve seen his work, it’s impossible to forget.
In William Wegman: Being Human, 300 photos (made across nearly four decades) are organized thematically by visual themes, like physique, masquerade, terrain, and nudes. Exploring the wide range of his work in one sitting is hypnotic and delightful, and keeps the phrase “being human” at the forefront of one’s mind.
Take a look at some of photos below and see for yourself the many shoes these dogs can fill.
Jellyfish, 1997 (Chip)
Upstanding, 2005 (Penny, Candy)
Looking Right, 2015 (Topper, Flo)
Dressed for Ball, 1988 (Fay)
Red Wine, 1998 (Batty, Chip)
Leopard / Zebra, 1981 (Man Ray, Man Ray)
Gray Note, 2012 (Flo)
Kidnapper, 1993 (Fay)
The Deal with the Surreal, 1994 (Batty)
Lighting Director, 2002 (Chundo, Crooky, Batty)
Contact, 2014 (Topper)
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You can find William Wegman: Being Human here—if you preorder before 10/3/17, we’ll send you a set of limited edition note cards.
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