William Wegman: Paintings (Hardcover)
ABRAMS, 9781419720239, 176pp.
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
William Wegman's postcard paintings reflect a lifetime of engagement with narrative, perspective, art history, architecture, popular culture, humor, and philosophy in art. Starting with one or more vintage postcards, Wegman constructs scenes that range from intimate interiors to cosmic vistas, filling audaciously complex spaces with intriguing incident. Collected together, the paintings possess the universal, encyclopedic, and mysterious qualities of their source materials. In addition to Martin Filler's introduction, a stellar group of contributors responds to the work.
About the Author
William Wegman is a pioneering video artist, conceptualist, photographer, and painter. He splits his time between New York City and Maine. Bob Elliott was formerly half the comedy duo Bob and Ray. Martin Filler writes about architecture for the New York Review of Books. Amy Hempel's The Collected Stories was named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by the New York Times Book Review in 2006. Robert Krulwich is the cohost of WNYC's Radiolab. Susan Orlean is a staff writer for the New Yorker.