William Wegman

Holly Solomon Gallery

In the early ’70s, William Wegman was one of the first artists to gain attention for work that deliberately ignored well-established critical paradigms such as unity, mastery, and ambition. Instead of upholding the standards associated with the notion of integrity, Wegman has drawn “throwaway” sketches, produced “homemade” videos, and posed and photographed a weimaraner in an assortment of goofy costumes and oddball situations. While he is best known for his photographs, it should come as no surprise that he has, in recent years, started painting with the same uninhibited jauntiness, penchant for storytelling, and generous yet satirical humor that characterizes his strongest work. By adding painting to his repertoire, Wegman has not only further rejected the idea of consistency, but he has also escaped being categorized as an eccentric photographer in mid career.

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