Marina Abramović. Spirit Cooking. 1996
Marina Abramović

Spirit Cooking

1996
Not on view
Medium
Portfolio of eight etchings (four with aquatint and one with gold leaf) and four aquatints with chine collé; and 25 letterpress prints
Dimensions
plate: see child records; sheet (each): 12 3/8 x 10 15/16" (31.5 x 27.8 cm)
Publisher
Edition Jacob Samuel, Santa Monica
Printer
Edition Jacob Samuel, Santa Monica
Edition
21
Credit
Monroe Wheeler Fund
Object number
76.2011.1-38
Copyright
© 2015 Marina Abramovic / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Type
Portfolio
Department
Drawings and Prints

Spirit Cooking was the first project Jacob Samuel produced with his portable aquatint box, working with Abramović—a performance artist with little printmaking experience—in her Amsterdam studio. The artist chose to make a cookbook,writing a series of "aphrodisiac recipes" that serve as evocative instructions for actions or thoughts. To allow the artist to create the accompanying etchings in a manner consistent with her body-oriented practice, Samuel prepared the plates with soft ground so she could scratch directly onto the surface with her fingernails and encouraged her to work with spitbite, using her own saliva with nitric acid to paint on the plate.

Gallery label from Print/Out, February 19–May 14, 2012

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