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X-rays from the I&R Icono Studio (2011–2016)

Heroes. X-rays from the I&R Icono Studio. 225 x 300 mm, Wire bound and finished with a strip of painting canvas. 64 Pages with 48 black and white plates. Printed on Fedrigoni Old Mill. Limited edition of 150 copies plus 25 with a signed and numbered archival inkjet print.

These pictures were selected from the archive of celluloid X-rays of the I&R Icono Restoration Studio, the plates were cropped and edited and the resulting project and book not only subvert the images original intention but also shed light on these original photographic “portraits” the majority of which date back to the XVI and XVII centuries. At that time most of the great artists represented here received their commissions from the monarchy or the church, the former for the purpose of consolidating it’s power and the latter, in the case of the great religious representations to be shown in churches to an illiterate public.

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