Scent in context | Peter de Cupere

11 x scented ink in the first olfactory survey work by Peter de Cupere

For 20 years artist and curator Peter de Cupere has been the most prolific and proactive proponent of olfactory art (scent art) in the world. The challenge of working with an olfactory artist is to make his work come across on paper. We found a solution in scented ink.

This book is a unique document to witness the artist’s research, the origins and context of his work and practice, and offers a view and presentation of more than 500 artworks. 7 authors, 472 pages, more than 1500 illustrations and images, 22 images with 11 different scratch and sniff smells hidden in the book, all make this 3 kg book a complete guide to discover the world of olfactory art.

The publication will surprise and interact with the reader with soft and beautiful smells but in contrast might also shock while presenting intense or mind-teasing smells. Refine your nostrils when reading this book !


Peter de Cupere

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  • Scent in context
  • Peter de Cupere


    Hardcover with soft touch laminate and wrap

    472 pages

    Size: 480 x 290 mm

    Unprinted fly leafs : Pop’set Shocking Pink 170 grs

    Inner pages : Arctic Volume White 170 grs

    8 pag. Manifest : Circle offset 120 grs

    11 odor inks on several pages in the book