William Wegman

William Wegman, Hand Some (detail), 2001. Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches (unframed). Edition of 150.

On the occasion of his 2000-01 exhibition at FWM, artist William Wegman designed two oversized silk scarves, the first featuring a black and white “forest” of legs. The second of two scarves that the artist produced at FWM is a print on silk twill that features Wegman’s Weimaraner Batty in striking profile against a pale blue background. Digitally printed on silk twill, these pieces were created to be displayed as framed print editions or worn as a scarves.

Artist Bio

American, born 1943, lives and works in New York and Maine.  

Born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, William Wegman received his BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art in 1965 and MFA in painting from the University of Illinois in 1967. He subsequently taught at the University of Wisconsin, and California State College, Long Beach. Wegman is known for the incorporation of his Weimaraner dogs as models in his work. Retrospectives of his work have been organized at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1981); Kunstmuseum, Lucerne (1990); the Brooklyn Museum of Art (2006); and the Bowdoin Museum of Art (2012). Wegman’s many honors and fellowships include a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1975), a National Endowment for the Arts Grant (1982), and a Bailey House Key Award (1999).