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. ashevilleart.org. 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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