Roller Rover

by William Wegman

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Artist Statement

I happened to have two pair of matching roller skates when I brought Fay to the Polaroid 20x24 studio at 588 Broadway that day in 1987, but was not expecting her to actually be able to perform in them as well as she did. The trick was to tilt the back skate to thwart the rolling. I took four or five shots, and the best was this version, with her head looking back. Fay was about a year and a half old and had the ideal figure for skating, I think.

 

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+ This edition is not eligible for any discounts, promotions and/or coupon codes.

+ These prints are being custom-printed and carefully proofed; as we're expecting a high volume of orders, shipping will likely take 10 - 15 business days.

Why We Love It

Bill’s practice embodies many of the most idealistic elements of the Art-for-Everyone ethos that fuels our passion here at 20x200. Many people know him as “that dog guy,” which is understandable seeing as how iconic images like this one have made him a household name. What’s harder to understand is how Bill’s rich and varied conceptual practice informs these images, which is why we’ve often introduced paired editions that include his paintings and drawings.

Lots of people don’t get much further than the most immediately captivating things about these photos of Fay Ray and her progeny: their patient pliancy, the bordering-on-slapstick anthropomorphization, and well, they’re just so damn gorgeous to look at. But there’s a rich reward to sticking with it, and diving in deeper ... Read more on the blog!

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+ This edition is not eligible for discount.
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.

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Innova Fibraprint Warm Cotton Gloss

William Wegman

A pioneer video artist, conceptualist, photographer, painter and writer, William Wegman moves fluidly among various media: from conceptual works to commissioned magazine shots; videos shown in museums to television segments made for Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live; artists' books to children's books and from photographic collaborations with his Weimaraner muses to his most recent cycle of paintings combining found postcards with drawing, collage and painting. Recent exhibitions of his work include William Wegman and California Conceptualism at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and William Wegman: Being Human, a traveling exhibition of thirty years of photographic work. Learn more about... Read More
William through our In the Studio interview!
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