313: William Wegman

Like millions of his admirers, I encountered him through his videos of his dogs, Man Ray, then Fay Ray, then her descendants – odd, surprising, sometimes funny, always full of feeling. Curiously, he used to say horrible things about video art. “That’s how a young artist thinks. I’m much more generous now as an old artist, less cranky than I was as a cranky young artist.”

Person: Glenn Gould
Place: Chelsea Piers
Thing: a video camera
Randy’s Thing: Elgin Marbles