Smart bets: William Wegman

Photographer William Wegman is easily identified by his muses — his own Weimaraners, who pose in costume or with objects. Wegman’s first famous K-9 model, Man Ray, was named Man of the Year by Village Voice in 1982, proving that pet photography could be elevated to high art. The artist’s work — much of it focused around Man Ray’s successor Fay Ray and her offspring — also includes film, video and a series of children’s books. The exhibit William Wegman: Cubism and Other-isms, is on display at the Asheville Art Museum through Sunday, Jan. 24. Wegman gives a lecture on his work and career at Diana Wortham Theatre Thursday, Nov. 19, 6-7:30 p.m. Free with museum membership or admission ($8 general/$7 seniors and students). Reservations required, call 253-3227. Pictured,”Constructivism,” 2014, pigment print, 40 x 50 inches. Edition 1/4 by Wegman, courtesy of the artist and Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York.


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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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