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William Wegman

William Wegman

Born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, in 1943, William Wegman received a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston and an MFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His work has been exhibited extensively in both the United States and abroad, including solo exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1982); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1988); Whitney Museum of American Art (1992); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2001); and The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2002). The retrospective “William Wegman: Funney/Strange” was held at the Brooklyn Museum, and traveled to the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; the Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach; the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover; and Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (2006-07). The Bowdoin College Museum of Art presented “William Wegman: Hello Nature,” a major survey of over 100 nature-related works by the artist in various media (2012), which traveled to Artipelag, Värmdö, Stockholm, Sweden (2013). “William Wegman: Improved Photographs,” a survey exhibition, was held at the Jepson Center, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA (2017). In 2018, the Metropolitan Museum of Art organized “Before/On/After: William Wegman and California Conceptualism,” an exhibition of the early 70s work of Wegman and his fellow Los Angeles artists. Currently, a traveling exhibition of his large-format polaroids is on view as part of the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival. Wegman’s work is in many important public collections including Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Wegman had a solo show at 121 Greene Street, an alternative space in SoHo, in 1990 and solo exhibitions at Sperone Westwater in 1992, 2003, 2006, 2012, 2016, and 2017.

 

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William Wegman The Great Indoors, 2013 oil and pos...

William Wegman
The Great Indoors, 2013
oil and postcards on wood panel
84 x 192 inches (213,3 x 487,6 cm) overall
48 x 84 inches (121,9 x 213,3 cm) each panel
SW 13354

William Wegman Three and a Halfsome, 2012 oil and...

William Wegman
Three and a Halfsome, 2012
oil and postcards on wood panel
30 x 40 inches (76,2  x 101,6 cm)
SW 12447

William Wegman The Last Summer, 2007 Oil and found...

William Wegman
The Last Summer, 2007
Oil and found postcards on panel
12 x 15 inches (30,5 x 38,1 cm)
SW 07363
Private Collection

William Wegman Up Sugarcreek, 2007 Oil and found p...

William Wegman
Up Sugarcreek, 2007
Oil and found postcards on panel
30 x 40 inches (76,2 x 101,6 cm)
SW 07358

William Wegman The Hood in Red, 2005 Color Polaroi...

William Wegman
The Hood in Red, 2005
Color Polaroid (unique)
29 3/8 x 21 3/4  (74,6 x 55,3 cm) image
35 1/2 x 27 3/8 inches (90,2 x 69,5 cm)
SW 07156
Private Collection

William Wegman Tent, 2002 Color Polaroid 24 x 20 i...

William Wegman
Tent, 2002
Color Polaroid
24 x 20 inches (61 x 50,8 cm)
SW 09061
Private Collection

William Wegman Lawn Sculpture, 1997 color polaroid...

William Wegman
Lawn Sculpture, 1997
color polaroid
two panels; 24 x 20 inches (60,9 x 50,8 cm) each
SW 12448a-b

William Wegman Skyward, 1997 Color polaroid 24 x 2...

William Wegman
Skyward, 1997
Color polaroid
24 x 20 inches (61 x 50,8 cm)
34 1/2 x 29 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches (88,1x 74,5 x 3,8 cm) frame
SW 12331

William Wegman Harvest, 1994 color Polaroid 24 x 2...

William Wegman
Harvest, 1994
color Polaroid
24 x 20 inches (61 x 50,8 cm)
31 5/8 x 27 1/8 inches (80,3 x 68,8 cm)
SW 12367

William Wegman How They are Toward Newspapers, 197...

William Wegman
How They are Toward Newspapers, 1973
silver gelatin print, unique
10 1/4 x 10 5/8 inches (26 x 27 cm)
SW 13332

William Wegman Edge Work, 1972 silver gelatin prin...

William Wegman
Edge Work, 1972
silver gelatin print, unique
8 3/8 x 7 3/16 inches (21,2 x 18,2 cm)
SW 13333

William Wegman Blondes/Brunettes, 1972 silver gela...

William Wegman
Blondes/Brunettes, 1972
silver gelatin print; 32 panels
40 x 50 inches (101,6 x 127 cm) overall
SW 13334

William Wegman Stutter, 1971 silver gelatin print,...

William Wegman
Stutter, 1971
silver gelatin print, unique
7 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches (18,4 x 18,4 cm) sheet
11 1/16 x 10 3/4 inches (28,1 x 27,3 cm) frame
SW 10065

William Wegman Light Off / Light On, 1970 silver g...

William Wegman
Light Off / Light On, 1970
silver gelatin print; two prints framed together; Edition of 2
10 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches (27,3 x 26,7 cm) each print
15 1/4 x 23 1/4 inches (38,7 x 56 cm) frame
SW 09121

William Wegman Aerial, 2008 oil and postcards on w...

William Wegman
Aerial, 2008
oil and postcards on wood panel
15 x 20 inches (38,1 x 50,8 cm)
SW 09016
Private Collection

William Wegman Inside Outside, 2014 oil and postca...

William Wegman
Inside Outside, 2014
oil and postcard on wood panel
30 x 40 inches (76 x 101,5 cm)
SW 16047

William Wegman Bridge in Question, 2012 oil, ink,...

William Wegman
Bridge in Question, 2012
oil, ink, graphite and postcard on wood panel
20 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches (52 x 41 cm)
SW 16049
Private Collection

William Wegman Lobby Abstract, 2015 oil and postca...

William Wegman
Lobby Abstract, 2015
oil and postcards on wood panel
30 x 40 inches (76 x 101,5 cm)
SW 16056
Private Collection

William Wegman Mies and Corbusier on Vacation, 201...

William Wegman
Mies and Corbusier on Vacation, 2015
oil and postcard on wood panel
30 x 40 inches (76 x 101,5 cm)
SW 16061
Private Collection

William Wegman Theater Piece, 2016 oil and postcar...

William Wegman
Theater Piece, 2016
oil and postcards on wood panel
16 x 20 inches (40,5 x 50,5 cm)
SW 16064

William Wegman Interior Storm, 2008 oil and postca...

William Wegman
Interior Storm, 2008
oil and postcard on wood panel
12 x 15 inches (30,5 x 38 cm)
SW 16065
Private Collection

Artist exhibitions

William Wegman
William Wegman
Dressed and Undressed
5 September – 28 October 2017
Sperone Westwater, New York
William Wegman
William Wegman
Postcard Paintings
17 March – 23 April 2016
Sperone Westwater, New York
Signs/Words
Signs/Words
15 January – 11 April 2015
Sperone Westwater, New York
Signs/Words
Signs/Words
24 May 2013 - 13 July 2013
Sperone Westwater, Lugano
Untitled (Giotto
Untitled (Giotto's O)
30 November 2012 - 15 February 2013
Sperone Westwater, Lugano
William Wegman
William Wegman
Artists Including Me
4 May - 27 July 2012
Sperone Westwater, New York
Zig Zag
Zig Zag
17 September – 31 October 2009
Sperone Westwater, New York
Summer Exhibition
Summer Exhibition
7 July - 9 September 2006
Sperone Westwater, New York
William Wegman
William Wegman
New & Improved
2 March - 22 April 2006
Sperone Westwater, New York
Lines of Engagement
Lines of Engagement
Alighiero Boetti, Wim Delvoye, Guillermo Kuitca, Richard Tuttle, and William Wegman
1 June - 1 July 2003
Sperone Westwater, New York
William Wegman
William Wegman
Paintings
5 March - 12 April 2003
Sperone Westwater, New York
Greg Colson, Guillermo Kuitca, William Wegman
Greg Colson, Guillermo Kuitca, William Wegman
7 November – 31 December 1992
Sperone Westwater, New York
William Wegman
William Wegman
9 November 1991 – 4 January 1992
Sperone Westwater, New York
William Wegman
William Wegman
One Hundred Odd Drawings, from 1972 on and Two New Paintings
31 March – 28 April 1990
Sperone Westwater, New York

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