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Reflectional by William Wegman

Reflectional by William Wegman




Edition Size: 20; XLV

Sheet Size: 26-1/4 x 22-1/2 inches


Condition: Pristine

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William Wegman (b. 1943) is world famous for the anthropomorphic photographs, videos and films of his Weimaraner dogs such as Man Ray, Fay Ray, Battina, Crooky, Chundo, and Chip. However, Wegman began his career as a painter and conceptual artist, facets of his work that are often overwhelmed by the popularity of the canine portraiture.

Wegman’s Graphicstudio collaboration reflects both his work with dogs and his more painterly/conceptual side. Reflectional is a sweetly affectionate and meditative view of two of the dogs, executed as a photogravure print. The process is ideal for capturing the texture and tones of the dogs’ fur. This “antique” medium also gives the print a timeless air.


The Artist

William Wegman

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.

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