Exhibitions/ Art Object

Family Combinations

Artist:
William Wegman (American, born 1943)
Date:
1972
Medium:
Gelatin silver prints
Dimensions:
Image: 31.6 x 25.9 cm (12 7/16 x 10 3/16 in.) each Sheet: 35.6 x 27.9 cm (14 x 11 in.) each Frame: 76.2 x 101.6 cm (30 x 40 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Robert and Gayle Greenhill
Not on view
Wegman’s early photographs and short videos often have the character of perceptual experiments carried out by a befuddled amateur scientist. In this poker-faced parody of Francis Galton’s method of composite portraiture, he presents every possible photographic doubling of his father, his mother, and himself.