William Wegman: It's A Dogs Life

Photographs from the Polaroid Collection


September 13 - November 12, 2005
Ritter Art Gallery
Media Packet

: William Wegman is one of America's most well-known artists. While living in Long Beach, California, Wegman acquired Man Ray, the dog with whom he began a fruitful 12-year collaboration. Man Ray became a central figure in Wegman’s photography and videos, known in the art world and beyond for his endearing deadpan presence. Wegman's photographs, videos, paintings and drawings have been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally.


A retrospective of his work traveled to museums throughout Europe and the United States, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. His most recent exhibitions have gone to Japan, Sweden, and the Orange County Museum of Art in California. This traveling exhibition features the well-known Man Ray photographs and is supplemented with samples of Wegman's early video work. This exhibition was being circulated by the DeLand Museum of Art, DeLand, Florida.


Images: Installation views of the Ritter Art Gallery.