Vik Muniz

  • Vik Muniz
    Praying (The Anatomy of the Bones), after William Cheseldem (Pictures of Junk), 2009
    Digital C-Print
    127 x 101,5 cm

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    Green Monkey, after George Stubbs (Pictures of Magazine 2), 2011
    Digital C-Print
    214,5 x 180,5 cm

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    Picking Flowers in a Field, after Mary Cassatt (Pictures of Magazine 2), 2012
    Digital C-Print
    101,5 x 137,5 cm

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    Fairy Roses, after Fantin-Latour (Pictures of Magazine 2), 2012
    Digital C-Print
    201,5 x 180,5 cm

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    Portrait of Adeline Ravoux, after Van Gogh (Pictures of Magazine 2), 2012
    Digital C-Print
    219,5 x 180,5 cm

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    Couple Central Park Zoo, after Garry Winogrand (Pictures of Paper), 2008
    Digital Silver Print
    122 x 180,5 cm

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    Viaduc d’Auteuil, after Brassaï (Pictures of Paper), 2008
    Digital Silver Print
    165 x 122 cm

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    The Great Turf, after Durer (Pictures of Paper), 2010
    Digital Silver Print
    136,5 x 101,5 cm

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    Northeaster, after Winslow Homer (Pictures of Paper), 2010
    Digital C-Print
    180,5 x 266 cm

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    Grind, after Peter Halley (Pictures of Pigment), 2008
    Digital C-Print
    214 x 172 cm

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    Rio Sao Francisco, after Franz Post (Pictures of Pigment), 2007
    Digital C-Print
    101,5 x 156 cm

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    Achrome (Pebbles, Kaolin on Canvas) after Piero Manzoni (Pictures of Pigment), 2008
    Digital C-Print
    251,5 x 180,5 cm

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    Switzerland (Postcards from Nowhere), 2014
    2014
    Digital C-Print
    180,5 x 258,5 cm

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    The Tower of Babel after Pieter Bruegel (Gordian Puzzles), 2007
    Digital C-Print
    101,5 x 136 cm

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    Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, after Pablo Picasso (Gordian Puzzles), 2009
    Digital C-Print
    188 x 181 cm

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    Beggar IV, 2001
    Silverprint
    158 x 125 cm

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    Salamander (Pictures of Scrap Metal), 2012
    Digital C-Print
    207,5 x 180,5 cm

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    Self Portrait (Maybe Tomorrow), 2005
    Digital C-Print
    150 x 120 cm

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    Self Portrait (Fall N°1), 2005
    Digital C-Print
    101,5 x 76 cm

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    Landscape with lighthouse (Pictures of Thread), 2001
    Silverprint
    51 x 61 cm

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    Self Portrait as a Drowned Man after Hippolyte Bayard (Rebus Series), 2005
    Digital C-Print
    112 x 101,5 cm

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    Self Portrait (Fall N°2), 2005
    Digital C-Print
    100 x 80 cm

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    Alvaro Siza (A Terra e a Gente), 2007
    Digital C-Print
    140,5 x 101,5 cm

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    Parthenon (Postcards from Nowhere), 2015
    Digital C-print
    127 x 160 cm

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    HeLa pattern 15 (Colonies), 2014

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    Viewing from New-York, USA (Pictures of Air), 2001
    Chromogenic Print
    162 x 124 cm

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    Vik, 2 years old, Album, 2014
    Digital C-Print
    252,5 x 180,5 cm

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    Suburbia (Album), 2015
    Digital C Print
    187,8 x 180,3 cm

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    Bee, 2016
    Digital C Print
    101,6 x 101,6 cm

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    Carcere VII, The Drawbridge, after Piranesi Prison, 2002
    Digital C-Print
    101,5 x 76 cm

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    Metachrome (Homage to the Square: Glow, after Joseph Albers), 2016
    Archival pigment print
    102,4 x 101,6 cm

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    Tree (Traces), 2016
    Archival pigment print
    109,2 x 160 cm

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    The Prado Museum (Bacchanal of the Andrians, after Titian), 2015
    Digital C Print
    101,6 x 114,9 cm

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    Piccadilly Circus (Postcards from Nowhere), 2014
    Digital C Print
    180,3 x 245,4 cm

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    Flowers (Vaccinia Virus) Pattern (Colonies), 2014
    Digital C Print
    180,3 x 180,3 cm

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    Crane, 2011
    Digital C-Print
    180,5 x 225,5 cm

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    Motherboard (Colonies), 2014
    Digital C Print
    180,3 x 230 cm

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    Frankenstein (Caviar Monsters), 2004
    Digital C-Print
    100 x 80 cm

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    Cairo (Postcards from Nowhere), 2014
    Digital C Print
    101,6 x 156 cm

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    Sandcastle #3, 2014
    Digital C Print
    180,3 x 214,6 cm

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    View of Toledo, after El Greco (Pictures of Magazine 2), 2013
    Digital C Print
    112 x 102

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    Catedral de Burgos (Pictures of Chocolate), 2003
    Digital C-Print
    152,5 x 152,5 cm

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    Romy Schneider (Diamond Divas), 2004
    Digital C Print
    100 x 80 cm

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    Cloud, Cloud, 59th Bridge
    Pictures of Cloud, 2002
    Gelatin Silver Print
    127 x 101,5 cm

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    Cloud cloud, Miami
    Pictures of Cloud, 2006
    Gelatin Silver Print
    127 x 101,5 cm

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    Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, after Pablo Picasso (Gordian Puzzles), 2009
    Digital C Print
    188 x 181 cm

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    Louise Brooks (Pictures of Diamonds), 2005
    Digital C-Print
    152,5 x 122 cm

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    Achrome, after Piero Manzoni (Pictures of Pigment), 2007
    Digital C Print
    150,6 x 101,6 cm

  • Vik Muniz
    Dice (Itabira Iron Mine) (Pictures of Earthworks), 2005
    Gelatin silver print toned sepia
    101,5 x 127 cm

  • Vik Muniz
    WWW (World Map), Pictures of Junk, 2008
    Digital C-Print
    265 x 180,5 cm (each panel)

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    Medusa, after Caravaggio (Pictures of Junk), 2009
    Digital C-Print
    128,5 x 101,5 cm

Vik Muniz borrows images from the history of art, media and reality, to manipulate them. Starting with materials taken from everyday life, such as chocolate, diamond, pigment, clay or dust, Vik Muniz reconstructs an image before taking the photographs, and getting rid of the the originals. At first glance, the result of his manipulations do not resemble a photograph, but the works of a magician or a virtuoso. While his photographs remind us of a collective cultural heritage, they simultaneously challenge the viewer´s perception.
Everything is redrawn and reinterpreted. Reinforcing our sense of familiarity toward different things, Vik Muniz deceives us and encourages our ability to look at reality and analyze it ; “the vision is primarily a form of intelligence, and recognition or identification a kind of comfort.”

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