Exhibitions/ Art Object

Family Combinations

William Wegman (American, born 1943)
Gelatin silver prints
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.)
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," October 10, 2012–January 27, 2013.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," February 17, 2013–May 5, 2013.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," June 2, 2013–August 25, 2013.

Fineman, Mia. Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. no. 189, pp. 185, 252.