Factum Fetishes

We had a small event this morning to celebrate Mariana Cook’s Factum Fetishes, a portfolio of photographs of some of the objects and artefacts she found lying about the workshops of Factum Arte in Madrid, including a vest belonging to one of the painters, which looks like a palette, the bottom of a brush with coagulated matter in its bristles, and the sinister rubber gloves which are now a requirement of safety legislation. They looked very good individually framed, but even better in raking daylight when one could appreciate the amazing deep black aquatint printing, giving the images a special intensity:-

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