William Wegman

Wait Wait

Genesis NFTs

Wait Wait

About the drop

Trailblazing video artist and photographer William Wegman presents his inaugural NFTs, featuring his iconic Weimaraners. The six videos which make up the series Wait, Wait are available in editions of 3 and were exhibited at Frieze LA by Marc Selwyn Fine Art before dropping on OpenSea on February 28. 

Wegman began working with his first dog in the 1970s, a Weimaraner he named Man Ray. Wegman and his dogs are now making the jump into the web3 space. As Wegman videos often do, the works begin with something familiar: in this case, an onscreen loading graphic. In an era mediated both by screens and by the act of waiting—lockdowns, quarantining, waiting for vaccine appointments —these videos encompass something essential about the way we live now.

About the artist

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William Wegman was born in 1943 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He earned a B.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston in 1965 and an M.F.A. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1967. In 1970, Wegman got a Weimaraner who he named Man Ray, and who became a central figure in Wegman’s work. Known for his endearing, dead-pan presence, the Village Voice named Man Ray “Man of the Year” after his death in 1982.

Wegman has created film and video works for Saturday Night Live and Nickelodeon. His video segments for Sesame Street have appeared regularly since 1989. In 1995, Wegman’s film “The Hardly Boys'' was screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Wegman has appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and with Jay Leno, The David Letterman Show and The Colbert Report.

Numerous retrospectives of Wegman’s work have toured around the world. Most recently, “Being Human”, a large-scale survey of over thirty years of Wegman’s photographic work, embarked on a four year tour that included stops across Europe, Asia, and Oceania.

William Wegman lives in New York and Maine where he continues to paint, draw, make videos, and take photographs with his dogs.

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