Top

We Are All in the Gutter, But Some of Us Are Looking at the Stars, 2004

Print

Size
IN
CM
Price
Edition of 15
$3,000
    • Spit bite aquatint.
    • Signed and numbered by the artist.

    About The Work

    To make these prints, Wilson dripped acid onto copper plates to create what are, literally, ink spots in the finished prints. "In my work, I'm usually pretty sure of what's going to come out," he said. "But in this case, I just did it. It's exciting and scary. I have no idea what others will see in it, or how they will relate it to my work. All kinds of things are going on in this microcosm or macrocosm. In my own mind, I think of the characters in the prints as talking so quietly that you can't understand them. But of course once someone takes an artwork home, it is what it is to the person who has it."
    The ink spots in Wilson's etchings pulse, expand and seem to explode, as if they desire to foment conversations about, as Wilson says: "Relationships and what's really important in life." The works are meant to spark conversations, making them perfect not only for guests, but also for personal introspection.

    About Fred Wilson

    From The Magazine

    • Ships in 10 to 14 business days from California.
    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

    Artspace Advisors

    Contact your personal Artspace Art Advisor about this work

    advisor@artspace.com


    DISCOVER

    a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.

    LEARN

    through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.

    BUY

    authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.

    CONNECT

    with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.

    INSIDER ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST ART

    Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.

    • COLLECT FROM 300+ GALLERIES & MUSEUMS