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William Wegman

Funney/Strange
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William Wegman by William Wegman
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A comprehensive and intriguing look at the witty and sophisticated art of William Wegman, beloved by the general public and held in critical esteem within the international art world This fascinating book reveals the full range of William Wegman's art. Beloved by the general public for signature photographs of his troupe of Weimaraners, Wegman is also an immensely important figure in the contemporary art world. A pioneer video-maker, conceptualist, performer, photographer, painter, draftsman, and writer, Wegman moves fluidly among various media: from conceptual works to commissioned magazine shots; from videos shown in museums to television segments made for Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live; from artist's books parodying nineteenth-century naturalist studies to children's books revealing tongue-in-cheek portraits of town and country life; from photographic "landscapes" employing his canine muses to his most recent cycle of landscapes combining found scenic souvenir postcards with drawing, collage, and painting. Underlying all his creations is the light humor of "funny" mediating the darker human comedy of "strange." Speaking to the absurdities of daily life, Wegman's work is universally appealing. William Wegman: Funney-Strange is illustrated with some 250 images. It is the first retrospective volume to consider the artist's entire career from the 1960s to the 2000s and is an essential book for any fan of Wegman's work.

Author Biography

JOAN SIMON is curator-at-large for the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. She is also a contributing editor to Art in America and has worked independently for museums, foundations, and publishers in the U.S. and Europe.
Release date NZ
March 3rd, 2006
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
293 color illus.
Imprint
Yale University Press
Pages
304
Dimensions
190x254x21
ISBN-13
9780300114447
Product ID
3487180

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