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»It is really a strong smell. 

It has that taste – to me, gunpowder 

– and the smell of gunpowder, too.« 

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Charlie Duke, Apollo 16, 1972

Moon, scratch & sniff

Silkscreen, 270 x 170 mm

Edition 300

2010

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This image is imprinted with the Smell Of The Moon as described by Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke and designed as a scent for us by flavourist Steven Pearce at Omega Ingredients, UK

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»Moon, scratch & sniff« was commissioned by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

and was launched there as part of »do it - smell it«, an event on olfactory art in September 2010.

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The print is a forerunner for the installation ENTER AT OWN RISK,

commissioned by The Arts Catalyst, London and FACT, Liverpool.

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Prints available now from Edinburgh Printmakers, and

the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. (December 2010)

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»do it - smell it«

Curated by Caro Verbeek

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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Boing Boing, "Moon Scratch and Sniff"

Hufington Post, "What does the moon smell like? find out with this scratch and sniff"

dailymail, "One small sniff for man: Artists create posters 'that smell like the Moon"

cnet, “Scratch and sniff this art for a waft of moon"

AOL News, "Astronauts, Artists Agree: Moon Stinks of Gunpowder"

Fox, "Artists Create Moon 'Scratch and Sniff"

Stuff.co.nz, "Scent of the Moon revealed"

ARTnews, "Scent & Sensibility"

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Featurd on 16 January 2012 in BBC Stargazing LIVE - Back to Earth Episode 1

Tweeted by Dr. Lucy Green, Mullard Space Science Laboratories, UCL