WEGMAN, WILLIAM POLAROIDS.


WEGMAN, WILLIAM POLAROIDS.

Author: Himmel, Eric, ed
Country: New York
Language: English
Year Published: 2002
No. of pages: 231
Illustrations: 194 Color Illustrations. 24 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound with Jacket
Size: 14 1/2”x 12”
Weight: 5.00
ISBN: 0810934809
Biblio/Bio: Bio.
Code: 5482

Price: $39.50

For almost 25 years, this artist (b.1943) has been producing amazingly inventive photographs with the 20x24-inch Polaroid camera. This extraordinary body of work began in 1979, when Wegman - already well-known in the art world for his wry video and conceptual photographic work - was invited by Polaroid to try out this unusual camera. When Wegman and his dog, Man ray, traveled together to Boston to use the camera for the first time, a remarkable collaboration was launched. After Man Ray died in 1982, he continued his exploration of the medium with non-canine subjects. In the late 1980s, he began to work with the dog Fay Ray and an expanding universe of her progeny. This book gathers together the best of his work - hundrds of unique, large-format photographs - with an insightful and candid essay by the artist exploring his experiences with the camera and his exceptional models.