William Wegman
William of Orange by William Wegman
2009 / 2014

William of Orange

Limited Edition, Edition of: 50, Signed
5-color photogravure with soft-ground, aquatint and drypoint
Inclusive magnetic frame - Sycamore white
signed and numbered
Edition of 50
20.1 x 23.6" (External dimensions)
Article number: WWE01

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William Wegman

William of Orange

Limited Edition, Edition of: 50, Signed
2009 / 2014
William of Orange by William Wegman
$ 2,790.00
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Sales tax not included | Additional shipping cost: $ 24

Background Information about William Wegman

“William of Orange”

William Wegman’s powerful works reveal just how close we are to animals. The artist presents canines with character: Our four-legged friends, the elegant Weimaraner in particular, are the theme of his life’s work.

Wegman is internationally recognised, and not just for his Weimaraner portraits; the American artist first became famous for his conceptual photo and video works. Surrealism was clearly a source of inspiration for him: He named his first Weimaraner Man Ray. From that point on, his artistic fascination with the animals grew, and the humanity of dogs has been at the centre of his artistic world ever since. For “William of Orange”, he depicted the animal as timelessly elegant and gentle. The title of the work is particularly appropriate, as the Dutch Prince was known for his mild temperament and good humour, which Wolfgang von Goethe captured in his tragic play, Egmont.

Like many of Wegman’s shots, the colourful heliograph seems almost like a painting. Technique and subject complement each other perfectly. The printing process not only creates a unique colouration, but also lends the image a timeless character. With distinctive and original humour, Wegman anthropomorphises the animals. Taking these shots face-to-face with such intensity would not be possible without his patient approach and quick, trained eye. Since Man Ray, no fewer than six generations of Weimaraners have stood in front of his camera.

In 2006, New York’s Brooklyn Museum showed a retrospective of Wegman’s work comprising over 200 pieces. The American photographer also features in exhibitions at leading museums, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Kunsthaus Zurich.

Hannah Hör
1943 born in Holyoke, Massechusetts, USA
1965 Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art, USA
1967 Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana, USA
1987 Massachusetts College of Art’s Distinguished Alumni Award
2007 Artist-in-residence at the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, USA
Lives and works in New York und Maine.
1999New York Foundation for the Arts Honor
Bailey House Key Honor
1986Guggenheim Stipend
1985National Endowment for the Arts
1979Creative Artists Public Service
1975Guggenheim Stipend

Solo Exhibitions

2013AREA: The Exhibition, The Hole, New York, USA
Masters of Modern & Contemporary Photography, Ikkan Art Gallery, Singapore
2010William Wegman: Paintings, Photographs, Video, Chang Art, Beijing, China
2009Unexpected Wegman, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
William Wegman, Fay, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, USA
2008William Wegman, Paintings, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, USA
2007Around the Park, The Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York, USA
William Wegman, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea
2006William Wegman Retrospektive, Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Norton Museum of Art, Addison Gallery of American Art, USA
William Wegman: Funney/Strange, Organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, USA; traveling to: Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
2005William Wegman, Galerie Stephen Hoffman, Munich, Germany
2004William Wegman, Parco Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2003William Wegman, Centro Jose Guerrero, Diputacion de Granada, Spain (catalogue); Artium, Vitoria, Spain
2001Fashion Photographs by William Wegman, Museum of Fine Art, Boston, USA
2000William Wegman: Photography, Video, Drawing and Painting, 1970-2000; The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA
1999William Wegman: Drawing, Video Painting, Photography, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, USA
1997William Wegman: Fay's Fairy Tales, Musee d'art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
William Wegman, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
1996Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, USA
1995Weimar den Weimaranern, ACC Galerie Weimar, Weimar, Germany
1993William Wegman's Cinderella, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA
1988William Wegman: Polaroids and Videos, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
1985Instant Miami, Lowe Museum of Art, Miami, USA
1982The Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, USA
1973Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
1971Galerie Sonnabend, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions

2011Ileana Sonnabend: An Italian Portrait, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
2007Creativetime The 59th Minute Retrospective Selections from 7 years of Video Art, Times Square, New York, USA
2006Le Mouvement des Images, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2005Des deux cotes du Rhin, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
2003Art, Lies, and Videotape: Exposing Performance, The Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Looking at Photographs: 125 Masterpieces from the Museum of Modern Art, Eremitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
2002The First Decade: Video from the EAI Archives, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2001Azerty, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France
Televisions, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
1996Comme un Oiseau, Fondation Cartier pour l'art Contemporain, Paris, France
1995Reconsidering the Object of Art: 1965-1975, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
1990Photography Until Now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1989Painting Beyond the Death of Painting, USSR Artists Union, Moscow, Russia
Contemporary Art from New York, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Photography Now, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
1986Prospekt '86, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
1984Alibis, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1983Big Pictures, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1982"Arti Visive"- Aperto '82, "Artventure", Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1981Not Just for Laughs – The Art of Subversion, The New Museum, New York, USA
1976Video Art: An Overview, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
1973Whitney Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
1972documenta 5, Kassel, Germany
1971Prospekt '71, Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany
1969When Attitudes Become Form, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
Art by Telephone, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
Funney Strange, Joan Simon & William Wegman, New Haven 2006.

How Do You Get to MOMAQNS?, William Wegman, Museum of Modern Art, New York 2002.

William Wegman: Polaroids, Harry N. Abrams, New York 2002.

William Wegman: Fashion Photographs, William Wegman, Ingrid Sischy, Harry N. Abrams, New York 1999.

William Wegman: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, Videotapes, Martin Kunz & Harry N. Abrams, New York 1990.

Man's Best Friend, William Wegman, Laurance Wieder & Harry N. Abrams, New York 1982, 1999.

William Wegman: Drawings, 1973-1997, Frederic Paul, Limousin 1997.

William Wegman: L'oeuvre Photographique, 1969-1976, Fonds regional d'art contemporain, Limousin 1993.