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William Wegman is an artist with an international reputation. A conspicuous feature of much of his paintings and photographs is his dog, Man Ray. Using his dog as the central component of his artworks has enabled Wegman to develop a unique artistic approach. After Man Ray died, Wegman took a break from making art, only to return to making images of a new dog, Man Ray’s successor, Fay Ray. Fay Ray went on to have several puppies, which also became a part of Wegman’s creative pieces. Often, his dogs were depicted as the characters in fairy tales with a contemporary twist. A photo book of these dog pictures was released to wide acclaim. Wegman’s work in film is a key part of his oeuvre, and his work in this medium has been presented at the Sundance Film Festival.