Gagosian Is Selling the Famous Photograph of Andrew W.K.'s Bloody Nose

Gagosian Is Selling the Famous Photograph of Andrew W.K.’s Bloody Nose | Observer

By Helen Holmes

In response to COVID-19, Gagosian Gallery has created the Artist Spotlight series, which selects one artist per week and features a single artwork by them that’s put up for sale on the gallery’s website for a period of 48 hours. Currently, Gagosian is offering a famous picture taken by Roe Ethridge, a successful commercial photographer and artist whose work has been exhibited in many prominent museums. The photograph, Andrew WK, 2000, is instantly recognizable because it was also used as the cover for the subject’s album I Get Wet: it features W.K. sodden and staring directly into the camera, with blood pouring from his nose.

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This news item was posted on: May 01, 2020

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