Pup Love: The Wegman Dogs Are the Perfect Wednesday Pick-Me-Up!

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Image via Morris Museum of Art

Whether you grew up laughing at SNL or Sesame Street, the Weimaraner-focused work of William Wegman surely captured your imagination. Spanning mediums, from photography and paintings to film and now even children’s lit, Wegman’s artwork turned to dogs in the early ’70s and ’80s with his first subjects, Man Ray and Fay Ray.

Often sweet and personal, and at other moments uniquely surreal, his portfolio has also welcomed the generations of canine models that descended from his original camera-friendly companions – Battina, Crooky, Chundo, Chip, Bobbin, Candy, and Penny.

While the ModDogs continue their getaway, we suggest stirring up a mid-week smile with a fresh cup of coffee and some of our favorite glimpses of the Wegman dogs!

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Image via Art21

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Image via Wegman World

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Image via PhotoShelter

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Image via Wegman World



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Image via Wegman World

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Image via The Coolist

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Image via Rafael Roa

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Image via Wegman World

+ For more on Wegman’s latest artwork and an intimate view of his pup-filled adventures, check out his blog!

About Chris

Every day, Chris gets one to three scoops closer to his dream of an ice cream-only diet. If he's not indulging his sweet tooth, Chris is using his child-like energy levels to play rubber snake pranks, converse with countless puns, and capture the world in photos as he walks. If you aspire to have a perfect Pittsburgh accent or have a passion for periodicals, he would love to talk over afternoon coffee.

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12 Comments

  1. Sydney Duprey 08/13/2014 at 9:43 pm #

    Awww such a throwback to my childhood!! Love the Wegman dogs!!!

  2. willowtweet@gmail.com 08/17/2014 at 9:26 am #

    Love this! He had an exhibit in Sweden last Summer. It was fantastic and of course, filled me with sentimentality because he was both a part of my children’s childhood + my own!

  3. Kristin Brennan 08/18/2014 at 9:47 am #

    i live next door to william, and he can be seen on the streets of chelsea walking all of his dogs. not only is he wildly talented, he is super, super nice! he always takes the time to say hello and let you gush over his pups 🙂

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