I Saw Othello's Visage In His Mind

Title: 
I Saw Othello's Visage In His Mind

Warning message

Important Note

We are excited to welcome you back to the Museum! Advanced tickets are required and are now available for purchase. We are currently opening ticket availability on a rolling basis. Currently, dates extend into August. Visit our Health & Safety page for updates

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
I Saw Othello's Visage In His Mind
Accession Number: 
2016.3.6
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 163 cm, W: 131 cm, D: 24 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
2013
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "I Saw Othello's Visage In His Mind". Glass, wood, paint; cold-worked, engraved, painted, assembled. Glass elements, engraved, adhered onto wooden bases that have been painted black, and layered. This sculpture is composed of five separately made mirrors, layered and adhered together, giving the appearance of one large, ornate mirror. The central, top mirror is a coffin or shield shape with a trefoil finial; the second mirror is oval, with scalloped ornamentation on the top; the third mirror is oval with c-shaped scrolls alternating with floral sprays; the fourth mirror is a square mirror with fleur de lis on each corner and a scroll-work frame; the fifth mirror is a large circle surrounded by a leaf spray.
Provenance: 
Wilson, Fred (American, b. 1954), Source
2013
to
2016-09-06
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
label
Affixed on back strip of masking tape with Italian inscription handwritten in pen
GLASS
Venue(s)
Pace Gallery LLC 2016-06-27 through 2016-08-19
Pace Gallery presents GLASS, an exhibition of works by Maya Lin, Kiki Smith and Fred Wilson. The exhibition, which will present works made in glass and using glass found objects, is an exploration of each artist’s use of the material.
Fred Wilson: Sculptures, Paintings, and Installations 2004-2014
Venue(s)
Pace Gallery LLC
Since the beginning of his career, Fred Wilson has created a diverse range of work that challenges assumptions of history, culture and race. Pace’s exhibition will feature works from the past ten years, including several that have never before been exhibited
 
Acquisitions (2017) illustrated, p. 56 (#37); BIB# AI103665
Recent Important Acquisitions (2017) illustrated, p. 127 (right); BIB# 714426
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2016 (2016) illustrated, p. 25; BIB# 714015
Concluding Othello: Contrasting Endings by Shakespeare and Fred Wilson (2016) illustrated, 282;
New York: Fred Wilson (2014-09-23) illustrated BIB# AI102496
Fred Wilson: Sculptures, Paintings, and Installations 2004-2014 (2014) illustrated, 88;