Moon Scratch and Sniff

It is really a strong smell. It has that taste -- to me, gunpowder -- and the smell of gunpowder, too.—Charlie Duke, Apollo 16 astronaut, 1972

Moon Scratch and Sniff, a limited-edition silkscreen print by artists Hagen Betzwieser and Sue Corke, imprinted with the smell of the moon as described by astronaut Charlie Duke, above. The artists designed the scent with flavourist Steven Pearce at Omega Ingredients, UK.

The print was a commission for the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and debuted there as part of olfactory art exhibition last month. Available at Edinburgh Printmakers (now), and the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh (beginning December 2010). More about the artists at wecolonisedthemoon.com.

(via Robert Pearlman's wonderful website, CollectSpace.com.)

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