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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.

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Publication: Muniz, Vik. Reflex : a Vik Muniz primer. New York : Aperture, c2005. Muniz, Vik. Vik Muniz : obra incompleta = Incomplete works / textos, James Elkins, Moacir dos Anjos, Shelley Rice. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil : Ministério da Cultura, Fundação Biblioteca Nacional ; [São Paulo, Brazil] : Safra Instituto Cultural, [2004?] Muniz, Vik. Vik Muniz / [edited] by Germano Celant. Milano : Electa ; Roma : MACRO, c2003. Drutt, Matthew. Vik Muniz : model pictures / Matthew Drutt. Houston, Tex. : Menil Collection, c2002. Muniz, Vik. Ver para crer : Vik Muniz / [coordenação editorial, Rejane Cintrão ; texto, Aracy Amaral e Beth Wilson ; versões para o inglês-português, Isabel Murat Burbridge]. São Paulo, SP : Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, [2001?] Muniz, Vik. Clayton days : picture stories by Vik Muniz for very little folks. Pittsburgh, PA : Frick Art & Historical Center, c2000. Muniz, Vik. Vik Muniz. Paris : Centre national de la photographie : Caisse des dépots et consignations : Galerie Xippas, 1999. Muniz, Vik. Making it real / Vik Muniz, Luc Sante, William J. Mitchell. New York : Independent Curators Incorporated (ICI), 1997.
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  • Private collection, New York.
  • Ships From: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 11 in. (35.56 x 27.94 cm.)
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