Farm Days

by William Wegman

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Artist Statement

Fay's daughters, Batty and Crooky, were the stars of Farm Days, my favorite children's book. They were exact opposites. Batty was laid back to the point of being narcoleptic while Crooky was always wide, wide awake. Even when she was asleep. They made a perfect duo.

In Farm Days, City Boy Chip (played by Batty's son Chip) visits his country cousins Batty and Crooky at the McFay Farm. They trick him into doing all their farm chores and when Chip realizes how hard it is to be a farmer he goes back to the city to a pursue a career as a jazz drummer. This seemed the perfect image for a benefit for Maine Organic Framers and Gardeners Association. I have been a fan of MOFGA and all they do for a number of years now. They have supported an ever growing group of farmers, both young and old, in the state of Maine and have become a model for a new generation, one committed to responsible and sustainable farming practices, across the country. If city boy Chip had met them he would still be happily farming away.

Why We Love It

*100% of profits from sales of this print will be donated to Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners, broad-based community that educates about and advocates for organic agriculture, illuminating its interdependence with a healthy environment, local food production, and thriving communities. Learn more about MOFGA here!

This is a special release, with all net proceeds benefiting the pioneering + more-important-than-ever Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It’s truly an honor to have this opportunity to support MOFGA and the vital work they do. MOFGA is the oldest and largest state organic organization in the country, devoted to supporting farmers and creating a healthy and fair food system for all since its founding in 1971. 

What could be a better image than Farm Days to celebrate this important birthday? Hard to imagine a better fit than Batty and Crooky in their farmers’ best, you say? Well, when you’re as serious about the future of sustainable, organic farming as the folks at MOFGA are, you want to make sure that future farmers don’t have too romantic of a notion about the whole enterprise. It’s a big commitment and a whole lot of hard work, even if you have an amazing org like MOFGA in your corner. Read more on the blog!

Details

+ 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.

Medium:

Hahnemuhle Fine Art Baryta

Edition Structure:
11"x11" | edition of 250
16"x16" | edition of 50
20"x20" | edition of 25

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
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