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Untitled [6]

A work made of monochromatic internal dye diffusion transfer print.

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  • A work made of monochromatic internal dye diffusion transfer print.

Date:

1998

Artist:

William Wegman
American, born 1943

About this artwork

William Wegman began to use the large 20 × 24–inch Polaroid camera to photograph his Weimaraner dogs in 1979. This print is part of a seven-image composition featuring the legs of his dogs (shown below). Unlike the film Robert Heinecken used in his diptych (on view nearby), Wegman’s film did not require a protective coating—by the time this work was created, Polaroid films no longer had coaters. But a missing portion of the lower left corner of the image shows that the developing chemical did not spread evenly over the entire surface of the negative when the film was pulled out of the camera. Instant prints are sensitive to moisture, which limits the kind of adhesives that can be used to mount them, as is required for this floating presentation.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

William Wegman

Title

Untitled [6]

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

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Made 1998

Medium

Monochromatic internal dye diffusion transfer print

Dimensions

Frame: 92 × 61.5 × 3.7 cm (36 1/4 × 24 1/4 × 1 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of William Wegman and Peter MacGill; purchased with funds provided by of Robert Taub and the Photography Associates

Reference Number

1998.218.6

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