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Vik Muniz

Gummy Bears, set of four, 2002

Duraflex print in colors on smoothe photography paper
14 × 11 in
35.6 × 27.9 cm
Edition 66/100
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Published by the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Public Art Fund, New York

Condition Report: One …

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Published by the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Public Art Fund, New York

Condition Report: One handling crease at center of green gummy bear; one handling crease at center of yellow gummy bear; very mild surface soil. Mounted and framed. Framed Dimensions 34 X 30 Inches

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Vik Muniz
Brazilian, b. 1961
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Photographer and mixed-media artist Vik Muniz is best known for repurposing everyday materials for intricate and heavily layered recreations of canonical artworks. Muniz works in a range of media, from trash to peanut butter and jelly, the latter used to recreate Andy Warhol’s famous Double Mona Lisa (1963) that was in turn an appropriation of Da Vinci’s original. Layered appropriation is a consistent theme in Muniz’s work: in 2008, he undertook a large-scale project in Brazil, photographing trash-pickers as figures from emblematic paintings, such as Jacques-Louis David’s Neoclassical Death of Marat, and then recreating the photographs in large-scale arrangements of trash. The project was documented in the 2010 film Waste Land in an attempt to raise awareness for urban poverty. Muniz explained the work as a “step away from the realm of fine art,” wanting instead to “change the lives of people with the same materials they deal with every day.”

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About the work
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Published by the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Public Art Fund, New York

Condition Report: One …

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Published by the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Public Art Fund, New York

Condition Report: One handling crease at center of green gummy bear; one handling crease at center of yellow gummy bear; very mild surface soil. Mounted and framed. Framed Dimensions 34 X 30 Inches

Medium
Print
Signature
One signed in pen on a label affixed to the verso (of all)
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Vik Muniz
Brazilian, b. 1961
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Photographer and mixed-media artist Vik Muniz is best known for repurposing everyday materials for intricate and heavily layered recreations of canonical artworks. Muniz works in a range of media, from trash to peanut butter and jelly, the latter used to recreate Andy Warhol’s famous Double Mona Lisa (1963) that was in turn an appropriation of Da Vinci’s original. Layered appropriation is a consistent theme in Muniz’s work: in 2008, he undertook a large-scale project in Brazil, photographing trash-pickers as figures from emblematic paintings, such as Jacques-Louis David’s Neoclassical Death of Marat, and then recreating the photographs in large-scale arrangements of trash. The project was documented in the 2010 film Waste Land in an attempt to raise awareness for urban poverty. Muniz explained the work as a “step away from the realm of fine art,” wanting instead to “change the lives of people with the same materials they deal with every day.”

Vik Muniz

Gummy Bears, set of four, 2002

Duraflex print in colors on smoothe photography paper
14 × 11 in
35.6 × 27.9 cm
Edition 66/100
Bidding closed
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