William Wegman

The purchaser of this lot will have a private session with William Wegman and his legendary Weimaraner dogs in his New York studio. The purchaser may choose to commission a portrait of his or her pet, self, another person of their choosing, or a multiple subject. The image illustrated is solely a portrait example.

16 x 20 inches or 24 x 30 inches

pigment print

William Wegman is best known for his wry and satirical photographs of Weimaraners in various poses, costumes, and scenarios. With Wegman’s guidance, the dogs (and their sincere, deadpan presence) possess a unique ability to exist as stand-ins for humans in the most absurd and charming situations. The purchaser of this commission will, no doubt, leave with their own utterly unique, charming image, imprinted with Wegman’s inimitable style. Numerous retrospectives of Wegman’s work have taken place, among them Wegman’s World which opened at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis in 1981 and toured the United States, and William Wegman: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, Videotapes which opened at the Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, in 1990 and traveled to the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Retrospectives have also taken place in Sweden, Japan, Korea, and Spain.