William Wegman


pigment print
30 x 23 inches
edition 5 of 7 + 2 AP

William Wegman is best known for his photographs of Weimaraners in various poses, costumes, and scenarios. With Wegman’s guidance, the dogs (and their sincere, deadpan presence) become surrogates for any number of human emotions and situations. Yellow Two Green shows two of the dogs staring at each other in front of brightly colored backdrops. Seated on Eames side chairs of the opposing hue, one dog has open eyes and one has closed eyes. A playful image of opposites, the photograph slyly incorporates elements of sculpture, painting, and design. Numerous retrospectives of Wegman’s work have taken place around the world, and his work is in major museum collections.