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In a recent issue of The New Yorker, Daniel Zalewski penned this fascinating article about Factum Arte, a workshop based out of Madrid with galleries in Madrid, London, and Milan that display facsimiles of famous artifacts and works of art. The artistic team creates these facsimiles using three-dimensional printing. Founded in 1998, Factum Arte currently features replicas of King Tut's tomb and Paolo Veronese's painting, The Wedding at Cana. In this article, Zalewski outlines the history and technology behind Factum Arte and considers some of the debates and conversations that this "factory of fakes" has provoked. Zalewski also extensively interviews Factum Arte's director, Adam Lowe, and talks to sculpture Sebas Beyro, who is at work replicating a ninth century alabaster statue of a winged lion. Those interested in viewing the items described in the article may do so through an embedded link to Factum Arte's official website.
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Date Issued 2016-11-28
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Date of Scout Publication 2016-12-09
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2016/1209

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