By placing his canines in human contexts, Wegman makes the familiar uncomfortable and transforms the everyday into something odd. His photos are so well-respected they're housed in esteemed permanent collections such as the Smithsonian. This Thursday, he'll be in town for a lecture and book-signing event at UM's Lowe Art Museum.
His new book is William Wegman: Funney/Strange, cataloging a
retrospective exhibition exploring 40 years of his work in all media. It
includes 200 works, ranging from his signature 20 x 24 Polaroids, to
early black-and-white and altered photographs, as well as paintings,
drawings, collages, artists books, videos, and film. Wegman created short films for both Sesame Street and
Saturday Night Live that often star his Weimaraners, Man Ray and Fan Ray.
Here they are baking some bread for Sesame Street:
William Wegman will appear at the Lowe Art Museum (1301 Standford Dr., Coral Gables) as part of their
Annual Arnold Newman Lecture and Workshop in Photography. Hear his
lecture "Three Mistakes" at 7 p.m. in the Storer Auditorium and then
stay for the book-signing reception at 8 p.m. Call 305-284-3535 or visit