It’s hard to think of Weimaraners without imaging one of the playful and poignant photographs that helped artist William Wegman gain notoriety back in the 1970s. The artist’s collection of creatively staged photos—as well as other pieces—is now on view through February 7 at the San Jose Museum of Art in an exhibition called Artists Including Me: William Wegman.
Wegman has been photographing Weims since 1971 when he acquired his first, Man Ray. His witty photographs and video shorts caught the attention of Johnny Carson and earned Man Ray the title “Man of the Year” by the Village Voice in 1982.
“The dogs enthrall because, through the play of Wegman’s setups, they meet us halfway between their world and ours,” a Forbes review of the exhibit reads.
See his previous work at this exhibit as well as new pieces, including photographs of Wegman’s Weims in iconic modernist chairs by Charles and Rae Earnes and stop-motion videos.
See a sneak peek of the new pieces here:
Ocean View, 2015. Pigment print; 44 x 34 inches. Courtesy the artist and Marc Selwyn Fine Arts, Los Angeles. © William Wegman.
Eames Low, 2015. Pigment print; 44 x 34 inches. Courtesy the artist and Marc Selwyn Fine Arts, Los Angeles. © William Wegman.
In The Bauhaus, 1999. Color Polaroid; 29 x 22 inches. Courtesy the artist. © William Wegman.
Stop Action, 1999. Black and white Polaroid; five parts, each 30 x 22 inches. Courtesy the artist. © William Wegman.";}}