October 1981, Rangeley, Maine
In many of his staged photographs, William Wegman uses his dogs in playful and surprising ways. At first glance October 1981, Rangeley, Maine looks like a mere forest, but further inspection reveals a weimaraner camouflaged by the foliage. Wegman’s image mischievously evokes fairy tales, fantasies, and legends, in which the forest has traditionally been used as a backdrop, and the dog emerges from the forest in disguise like a canine Robin Hood.
- Portfolio/Series: From an untitled portfolio to commemorate the conversion of the 2nd Avenue Courthouse into the new home of Anthology Film Archives
- Artist: William Wegman, American, born 1943
- Publisher: Anthology Film Archives
- Medium: Photo-dye transfer print
- Dates: 1982
- Dimensions: Sheet: 25 x 20 1/2 in. (63.5 x 52.1 cm) Image: 19 1/2 x 19 in. (49.5 x 48.3 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed and dated lower right in image in white ink: "William Wegman Rangeley, Maine October 1981"
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 84.82.13
- Edition: 7/75
- Credit Line: Gift of the American Art Foundation
- Rights Statement: © William Wegman
- Caption: William Wegman (American, born 1943). October 1981, Rangeley, Maine, 1982. Photo-dye transfer print, Sheet: 25 x 20 1/2 in. (63.5 x 52.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the American Art Foundation, 84.82.13. © William Wegman
- Record Completeness: Good (64%)