Vik Muniz

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Mona Lisa (Peanut Butter and Jelly(, 1999 Cibachrome Print 30 X 40 In
Two Flags, 2007 Chromogenic Prints Diptych: 54 X 99 1/4 In (Each Part) © Courtesy of the Artist and Sikkema Jenkins &Co.
Rebus Series: The Cottingley Fairies, Elsie Wright, 2004 Cibachrome (Dye Destruction) 41 X 57" © courtesy of the Artist and Rena Bransten Gallery
Verso (Starry Night), 2008 © Courtesy the Artist & Sikkema Jenkins, NY
Verso (Night Hawks), 2008 © Courtesy the Artist & Sikkema Jenkins, NY
Verso (Red Studio), 2008 © Courtesy the Artist & Sikkema Jenkins, NY
Verso (The Smokers), 2008 © Courtesy the Artist & Sikkema Jenkins, NY
Woods in November, after Albert Renger-Patzsch, Pictures of Paper Series, 2008 Silver Gelatin Le, Edition Of 10 52 X 70 1/2" © courtesy of the Artist and Rena Bransten Gallery
Pictures of Paper Back after Dorothea Lange, 2008 Silver Gelatin Le Print 60" X 52" © All copyrights retained by the Artist
Installation view
Untitled Film Still #7, after Cindy Sherman. Pictures of Paper, 2008 Digital Gelatin Silver Print 158,7 X 125,2 Cm © courtesy the artist and Arndt & Partner, Berlin
Brooklyn (Spiral Jetty After Smithson), 1997 Gelatin Silver Print © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Bearer (Irmã), 2008 Digital C Print 52 X 40 In © Arndt & Partner - Zürich
Atlas (Carlão), 2008 Digital C Print 50,87 X 40 In © Arndt & Partner - Zürich
Marat (Sebastião), 2008 Digital C Print 50,98 X 40 In © Arndt & Partner - Zürich
Crowd at Coney Island, Temperatura 89º. They came early and they stayed late, July 1940 after Weegee. Pictures of Paper, 2009 Fotografía B/N Al Bromuro De Plata 180,3 X 243,8 Cm © Vik Muniz
Almond Blossom after Van Gogh (From Series of Magazines) © Courtesy of the artist and Alonso Art
Pictures of Paper (Color): Bullfinch and Weeping Cherry, from Small Flowers, after Hokusai, 2010 Digital C Print, Edition Of 6 97 3/8 X 71 Inches © Courtesy of artist and Rena Bransten Gallery
Medusa Marinara, 1997 Cibachrome 20" © Vik Muniz
New York Movie, After Edward Hopper (Pictures of Pigment), 2006 Chromogenic Print 71 X 88.5 In. © Courtesty of Sikkema Jenkins & Co
Wheat Field with Cypresses, after Van Gogh (Pictures of Magazines 2), 2011 Digital C Print © Courtesy of the artist & Sikkema Jenkins & Co
© Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Xippas
Pictures of Magazine 2 Girl Reading, after Jean Baptiste Camille Corot , 2012 Digital C Print 107 X 71 Inches, Edition Of 6, 4 Ap 60 1/2 X 60 Inches, Edition Of 6, 4 Ap © Courtesy of the Artist and Rena Bransten Gallery
After Andy Warhol, Pantheon (from Pictures of Ink), 2000 Cibachrome 38 X 30 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & Benrimon Contemporary
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, after Edouard Manet, 2012 Digital C Print 101.6 X 140.4 Cm; (40 X 55 1/4 In.) Edition Of 6 Plus 4 Artist's Proofs © Courtesy of the artist & Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong
© Courtesy of the artist & Galería Nara Roesler
Pictures of Magazine 2: Vase of Flowers, after Claude Monet , 2013 C Print Digital 240 X 180 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Galería Nara Roesler
Pictures of Magazine 2: Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl, after James Whistler , 2013 C Print Digital 300 X 150 Cm © Courtesy of the Galería Nara Roesler
The Reader, after Fragonard (from Pictures of Chocolate), 2002 Cibachrome © Courtesy of the artist & The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
The Birth of Venus, after Botticelli, 2008 Triptych, From The Series “Pictures Of Junk” Digital C Print 235x390 © Courtesy of the artist & The Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
The Desperate Man, After Courbet, 2007 © Courtesy of the artist & The Galerie Edwynn Houk
Shanghai Postcard (Postcards from Nowhere), 2014, Digital C-print, 180.3 x 256.3 cm (edition of 6) & 101.6 x 144.3 cm (edition of 6) © Courtesy of the Artist and Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong
© Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Xippas
© Vik Muniz
Metachrome (Flowers, after Odilon Redon III), 2016 Archival Pigment Print 212.6 X 160 Cm; (83 3/4 X 63 In.) Edition Of 6 + 4 Ap © Courtesy of the Artist and Ben Brown Fine Arts Ltd
Quick Facts
São Paulo, Brazil
Birth year
Lives in
New York
Works in
New York

Vik Muniz is a Brazilian born, New York based artist who experiments with media. His works are fleeting and consist of objects arranged to make an image, he then photographs the arrangement resulting in the final piece. He made two detailed replicas of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa: one out of jelly and the other out of peanut butter. He has also worked in sugar, wire, thread, and Bosco Chocolate Syrup, out of which he produced a recreation of Leonardo's Last Supper.

More recently he has been creating larger-scale works, such as pictures carved into the earth (geoglyphs) or made of huge piles of junk. Muniz's fascination with junk and garbage as an artistic medium led to the 2008 series "Pictures of Cars" which rendered famous Ed Ruscha paintings from the 1960s out of automobile parts and then enlarged to 5' x 10'. For his "Pictures of Clouds" series, he had a skywriter draw cartoon outlines of clouds in the sky.

Muniz has had solo exhibition at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa, Florida currently called "Vik Muniz: Reflex". This exhibition, organized by the Miami Art Museum, was on display at the Seattle Art Museum and the PS1 Contemporary Art Museum in New York. This exhibit then moved to the Musee d'Art Compemporain in Montreal, Quebec (Canada) until January 6, 2008. He has also published "Reflex - A Vik Muniz Primer" (2005: Aperture Foundation, New York) which contains a compilation of his work and his own commentary upon it.



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