Marina Abramović. Untitled from Spirit Cooking. 1996

Marina Abramović

Untitled from Spirit Cooking

1996

Medium
Letterpress from a portfolio of eight etchings (four with aquatint and one with gold leaf) and four aquatints with chine collé; and 25 letterpress prints
Dimensions
sheet: 12 3/8 x 10 15/16" (31.5 x 27.8 cm)
Credit
Monroe Wheeler Fund
Object number
76.2011.37
Copyright
© 2017 Marina Abramovic / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Portfolio
Spirit Cooking
Department
Drawings and Prints
This work is not on view.
This work is part of a portfolio with 37 other works online.
Marina Abramović has 57 works online.
There are 21,100 prints online.

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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