Wegman’s new book of Polaroids Being Human took me back to the ’90s, when my sister and I dressed up our own Weimaraner in the style of the artist’s dogs.
Among a particular generation of Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live viewers, artist William Wegman is known almost exclusively for his goofy photos and videos of his pet Weimaraners dressed up in human clothing.
In the 1980s, the dream of going pop — as in pop culture rather than Pop art — in the art wold was raging strong, and many people thought it practically imminent.
If you’ve ever wanted to see a dancing dog — and not just any dog, but one of William Wegman’s Weimaraners — you’re about to get your chance. Choreographer Karole Armitage has teamed up with a handful of visual artists, including Wegman, Will Cotton, Kalup Linzy and Aïda Ruilova, for a dance-cum-performance-art show at the Abron Arts Center titled “Werk! The Armitage Gone Variety Show.”
A new generation of websites selling prints by contemporary artists are emerging as the Ikeas of the art world — they sell editions, from large to small runs, of different kinds of work, from traditional prints to paintings and drawings. At high volume and low prices, these sites make the most of their populist position: buying art need not be hard!