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PEOPLE have wondered how the photographer William Wegman manages to dress his famous Weimaraners as Cinderella and other fairy tale characters. Visitors to the Katonah Museum's Learning Center are finding it to be child's play.
The Wegman Project, which opened Jan. 16 and continues through July 4 in the intimate front room of the Katonah Museum of Art here, is a place where children of all ages can costume Mr. Wegman's photogenic canines -- Fay, Crooky, Chundo and Batty -- any way that suits them. When they change their minds, they rip their little heads off and stick them on top of another festive ensemble. Upside-down even. No harm done. They're only pictures.
By ROBERTA SMITH
Published: October 17, 2003
The New York Times
It may be William Wegman, or it may be his dogs, those famously photogenic Weimaraners. But somebody is trying to teach somebody some new tricks. For his latest show of photographs in a New York gallery, Mr. Wegman has largely abandoned the props, costumes and storybook narratives that have made his dog pictures so popular and greeting-card-ready. He has returned to using the dogs as things in themselves: as sculptural objects, weird bodies and cooperative presences to be used with minimal enhancement.
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