William Wegman with his celebrated Weimaraners, circa 2006.
We’ve been obsessed with William Wegman for a very long time, ever since seeing a survey of the artist’s unorthodox yet brilliant photographic and video works at long-time dealer Texas Gallery. (The MoMA- and Whitney-exhibited art star also has a PaperCity connection, as he graciously allowed one of his Weimaraners, clad in a summery frock, to grace our August 2006 cover.)
Wonder what inspires the wry, canine-focused world of Wegman? You’re in luck: Glasstire brings the unconventional talent to town on Saturday, April 30, for the second installment of its newly minted series, “Off Road: Conversations with Artists Offline.” (Read about the first headliner, Robert Irwin, in a chat with Los Angeles County Museum of Art director Michael Govan, on page 52 of our April Houston issue.)
The afternoon with the inventive Wegman — who’s also been enlisted for projects for Saturday Night Live, Nickelodeon and Sesame Street and done a nifty segment with Steve Martin for Art:21 — includes cocktails, lecture and a post-event book signing of Wegman’s latest, Paintings.
“Off Road” with William Wegman, Saturday, April 30, at Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies; cocktail reception 3:30 pm, talk 4:30 pm, followed by book signing; tickets $25, students $10; VIP After Party from $500; book $45.