Ben Rak: Pictures of Scratches - Art Collector

Pictures of Scratches, acrylic silkscreen on paper, 2016

Ben Rak takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the media hierarchies of the art world and its fetishisation of the artist’s mark. The artist source foul-bitten scratches from etching plates then reproduces them in different media posing the question: to what lengths must the artist go to displace the origin of the marks and successfully ‘pass’ the print as an original?

Exhibition opens: 28 October 2016
Exhibition closes: 4 December
Location: Manly Art Gallery, West Esplanade, Manly, NSW 2095
Contact: 02 9976 1421
Website: www.manly.nsw.gov.au/attractions/gallery/
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