It was while he was employed as a teacher at California State University that William Wegman acquired the first of the Weimaraners he would later feature in his famous photographs.
Pictured is his Weimaraner Fay Ray, photographed in 1989.
"My Weimaraners are perfect fashion models. Their elegant, slinky forms are covered in gray - and gray, everyone knows, goes with anything."
- William Wegman
Artist William Wegman celebrates his 70th Birthday today. A dog lover, he is famed for creating a series of compositions featuring his endearing Weimaraners, Fay and Man Ray.
Charity Auction with Lumas
We’re very happy to present the annual LUMAS and artnet Auctions charity event.
This year, 100% of the funds raised will go to the Amara Foundation e.V., which will use the donations to finance the construction of a new school in a village at the foot of the Pyapon River in Myanmar.
Additionally, LUMAS will support the school’s operating costs for the first three years. Only the most valuable, sold-out LUMAS editions will be on offer in this charity auction.
Please join us in supporting this very worthy cause and help us build a school in Myanmar.
For the photography aficionados among us: Take a few minutes (or a few hours..) and immerse yourself in the world of Classic Photography.
Blues Brothers, Hollywood, CA, 1979, photographed by Annie Leibovitz in her signature style, capturing the personalities of the two celebrities.
In the early 1960s Beard worked at Kenya’s Tsavo National Park where he photographed and documented the demise of elephants and Black Rhinos, publishing multiple books on the subject. During this period he also began to create photographic collages that explored the interconnectedness of humans and animals.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been inundated with requests for Photography. Now, we’re thrilled to present a handpicked selection of some of our most sought-after images.
Click through to browse our top pics.
Felix, Gladys and Rover, New York, 1974, as photographed by Elliott Erwitt.
Even though I consider myself a conceptual artist, I am a traditionalist when it comes to photography. I like to use film and shoot straight. No technical gimmicks or special effects.
At Home with Andres Serrano
We sat down with Andres Serrano at the artist’s home in New York to discuss some highlights of his career, in particular his 'Immersions' series, as well as his latest project, which took him to Cuba.
Serrano is one of the most respected and celebrated Contemporary artists of his generation, with a career spanning decades of ground-breaking work.
Enjoy this fascinating, candid, and revealing interview.
Serrano’s Piss Christ
Ever intrigued by bodily fluids, such as urine, blood, semen and milk, Andres Serrano took his art into dangerous territory by submerging a small wood and plastic crucifix in a translucent container holding his own urine. He then photographed the scene, cropping out the container.
Serrano’s “Piss Christ” is a photograph that has been intensely controversial ever since it was first exhibited in 1989, making it one of the most hotly debated works of art ever created in the 20th century. With just one photograph, Serrano was able to call forth deeply complex issues surrounding public censorship and freedom of expression for artists, a debate which continues to this day.
Deeply influenced by Surrealism, David LaChapelle’s work walks the line between fashion and Fine Arts.
Pictured: Pamela Dolce Vita, Los Angeles, 2001
It’s time to pencil in a few days in Paris because the iconic photography fair Paris Photo hosts its annual edition this week!
The fair will be held at the beautiful Grand Palais, an exhibition hall full of rich Parisian history. Host to 136 galleries, the program features a diverse range of exhibitions. Endless displays of historic, Contemporary, and Modern photography celebrate this rapidly expanding medium.
Now is the time to pencil in some a few days in the city of light and love, Paris. The 17th edition of Paris Photo debut in just a few days, running from November 14 to 17, 2013. This unmissable photography fair will gather 138 galleries and 28 photobook specialists under the glass roof of the imposing Grand Palais.
Take a look a the complete exhibitor list here.
An annual photography extravaganza held Paris, FotoFever offers visitors the chance to explore the incredible diversity of today’s photography.
Taking place at the prestigious Carrousel du Louvre, FotoFever explores the awe-inspiring diversity of today’s photography while also supporting young generations and inspiring new collectors.
With a curated selection of 50 international exhibitors showcasing the best of their collections, this year’s edition promises to be an inspiring event.
We’re excited to reveal that we’ve partnered up with our friends at FotoFever to give you 2 for 1 tickets to the fair, which opens in just a few days.