William Wegman Polaroids

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For almost 25 years, William Wegman has been producing photographs with the 20 x 24" Polaroid camera. This body of work began in 1979, when Wegman - already well known in the art world for his wry video and conceptual photographic work - was invited by Polaroid to try out this unusual camera. When Wegman and his dog, Man Ray, travelled to Boston to use the camera for the first time, a remarkable collaboration was launched. After Man Ray died in 1982, Wegman continued his exploration of the medium with non-canine subjects. In the late 1980s, he began to work with the dog Fay Ray and an expanding universe of her progeny. William Wegman captures his canine subjects in a variety of poses and guises. This volume gathers together a collection of his work and includes a candid essay by the artist exploring his experiences with the large-format camera and his models.

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William Wegman is a contemporary artist known for the remarkable breadth of his audience, which ranges from the art world, to the dog lover, to the children who delight in his popular storybooks. First know for his cutting-edge conceptual photography and video in the 1970's, he has developed into a master of many mediums, including painting, drawing, photography, film and video. Wegman lives in New York City with his wife, two children, and many Weimaraners.

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