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Vik Muniz (Brazilian, b.1961)
LOT ID: 69974
Old Woman, after Therdore Gericault, From Pictures of Chocolate, 2003

Cibachrome
60 х 45 in. (152.4 x 114.3 cm.)
Signed
Edition of 3
Lot description
Since the mid-1990s, Brazilian artist Vik Muniz (b. 1961, São Paulo) has earned praise internationally for his photographic pieces he creates out of everyday materials including chocolate, peanut butter, sugar, and dirt. The subject matter for these pieces come from our visual culture. Using nontraditional materials to depict scenes from current events, art history, and famous figures, are familiar yet enigmatic. Initially taking the form of witty visual statements, his works question the way visual information is constructed, presented and then perceived by the viewer.

Muniz's work is included in the esteemed collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; the Daros Foundation, Zurich; and the Tate, London.
Old Woman, after Therdore Gericault, From Pictures of Chocolate by Vik Muniz
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  • Vik Muniz

    The Kiss (from pictures of Chocolate series)
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    (H 51.8, W 40.9) in.
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  • Vik Muniz

    La Dolce Vita (from Pictures of Chocolate)
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    (H 60, W 40) in.
    (152.4 x 101.6) cm.
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    Sold for: US$50,000
    Monday, May 21, 2012
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  • Vik Muniz

    Quathlamba (after Frank Stella, from Pictures of Chocolate)
    dye destruction print
    (H 48.0, W 60.6) in.
    (122 x 154) cm.
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    Sold for: US$29,668
    Thursday, May 17, 2012
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  • Vik Muniz

    Hermes (from Pictures of Chocolate)
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    (H 48.0, W 60) in.
    (122 x 152.4) cm.
    Ed. 2/3
    Sold for: US$23,622
    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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  • Vik Muniz

    Marlon Brando (Pictures of chocolate)
    cibachrome print
    (H 60, W 48.0) in.
    (152.4 x 121.9) cm.
    Ed. 3/3
    Sold for: US$104,500
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011
    Christie's New York
    Lot 00244
  • Vik Muniz

    Paparazzi (from Pictures of chocolate)
    digital C-print
    (H 48.8, W 61.8) in.
    (124 x 157) cm.
    Ed. 3/3
    Sold for: US$44,177
    Thursday, June 30, 2011
    Sotheby's London
    Lot 00329
  • Vik Muniz

    The kiss (from Pictures of chocolate series)
    cibachrome print, mntd on aluminum
    (H 52.5, W 34.0) in.
    (133.4 x 86.3) cm.
    Ed. ed.3
    Sold for: US$52,145
    Wednesday, June 29, 2011
    Christie's London
    Lot 00334
  • Vik Muniz

    Tackle (from the Pictures of chocolate series)
    cibachrome, mntd
    (H 59.0, W 48.5) in.
    (149.9 x 123.2) cm.
    Ed. ed.3
    Sold for: US$84,100
    Friday, May 13, 2011
    Phillips de Pury & Company New York
    Lot 00248
  • Vik Muniz

    Brushstroke I (after Roy Lichtenstein) (from Pictures of chocolate)
    color coupler print, mntd
    (H 47.5, W 61.5) in.
    (120.7 x 156.2) cm.
    Ed. 3/3
    Sold for: US$22,500
    Saturday, April 9, 2011
    Phillips de Pury & Company New York
    Lot 00042
  • Vik Muniz

    The reader (from Pictures of chocolate)(after Fragonard)
    cibachrome print
    (H 60.2, W 48.0) in.
    (153 x 122) cm.
    Ed. AP 2/3 aside from ed. 3
    Sold for: US$104,500
    Wednesday, November 10, 2010
    Sotheby's New York
    Lot 00431
  • Vik Muniz

    Las Meninas (after Velázquez) (from Pictures of chocolate)
    color coupler print
    (H 60, W 45) in.
    (152.4 x 114.3) cm.
    Ed. AP 2/3
    Sold for: US$110,500
    Thursday, May 13, 2010
    Sotheby's New York
    Lot 00381
  • Vik Muniz

    Orchestra (from Pictures of Chocolate)
    dye destruction print, mntd
    (H 67.0, W 48.6) in.
    (170.2 x 123.5) cm.
    Ed. AP 3/3
    Sold for: US$40,000
    Friday, April 16, 2010
    Phillips de Pury & Company New York
    Lot 00153
  • Vik Muniz

    Brushstroke 3, after Roy Lichtenstein (from Pictures of Chocolate series)
    c-print
    (H 48.0, W 60.0) in.
    (122 x 152.5) cm.
    Ed. ed.3
    Sold for: US$22,489
    Saturday, October 17, 2009
    Phillips de Pury & Company London
    Lot 00302
  • Vik Muniz

    Sacred Ludovica, after Bernini (from Pictures of chocolate)
    dye destruction print, mntd
    (H 45.2, W 62.5) in.
    (114.9 x 158.8) cm.
    Ed. AP 3/3
    Sold for: US$42,500
    Saturday, October 3, 2009
    Phillips de Pury & Company New York
    Lot 00105
  • Vik Muniz

    Cassius (from Pictures of chocolate)
    cibachrome print
    (H 60, W 48.0) in.
    (152.4 x 121.9) cm.
    Ed. AP 3/3; aside from ed.3
    Sold for: US$92,500
    Wednesday, May 13, 2009
    Sotheby's New York
    Lot 00464
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