Drawings of Ominous Objects Found in Hitchcock Murder Scenes

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We’ve had a thing for the Hitchcock drawings of Buenos Aires-born artist Martín Sichetti since we first set eyes on them last year. With a background in theater and costume design, Sichetti was fascinated by the visual dynamics in Hitch’s films. He started creating drawings of film stills, centered on the objects often fetishized by the director (handbags, telephones, and more). In a new series of drawings, titled Hitchcock Items for Murder, Sichetti has zeroed in on the objects themselves. These artworks feature items found in various Hitchcock murder scenes, free of accompanying figures (perhaps hinted at in the flesh tones of the paper) and background. The frayed hairs on a piece of rope, the black sheen of a leaden telephone, and the gleam of a knife blade are meticulously rendered so that the details of each object become more ominous the longer we study them. Hitchcock would approve.

Image credit: Martín Sichetti

Dial M for Murder

Image credit: Martín Sichetti

Dial M for Murder

Image credit: Martín Sichetti

Dial M for Murder

Image credit: Martín Sichetti

Frenzy

Image credit: Martín Sichetti

Marnie

Image credit: Martín Sichetti

Psycho

Image credit: Martín Sichetti

Psycho

Image credit: Martín Sichetti

Rope

Image credit: Martín Sichetti

The Birds

Image credit: Martín Sichetti

The Birds