Fay Ray Celebrates 25 Years as William Wegman's Muse
Posted by David Ozanich — 7 Jan 2011
Anyway, it's the 25th anniversary of the birth of Fay Ray, William Wegman's weimaraner whose modeling prowess made her a Warhol-style "superstar" in Wegman's iconic photography. Seriously, she's a regular Candy Darling. Via Flavorwire:
New York's Senior & Shopmaker Gallery is exhibiting a survey show of vintage 20 x 24 Polaroid prints from the celebrated canine's primary period of creative modeling. Caught in a variety of comical poses, the talented Fay Ray becomes an elephant, lion, dog walker, doll, and a hypnotist's muse on the artist's conceptual commands.
"Fay loved to show off her ability to hold difficult positions," states Wegman in the gallery's online catalogue. "If the pose was too easy for her, she got bored. She required a challenge to keep her intensity. You could see it in her eyes."