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Vik Muniz

Peau D'ane Gown, 2013. Installation view, Palais de Tokyo, Paris. ART CAPSUL created by Stacy Engman exhibition, July 2013. Haute Couture.

Bodice in pre-treated resolution digital print onto duchess satin, 100% silk; custom printed silk chiffon, 100% silk, bonded to custom print duchess satin, 100% silk, hand-cut into shapes and applied to garment, over the same shape to recreate collage layer effect from original artwork. The final finish is a three-dimensional effect with thousands of bonded cutouts, hand sewn onto the duchess satin base image layer, as per the original Hummingbirds artwork from this series.
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Muniz explored his most recent series Pictures of Magazines for ART CAPSUL. Continuing his …

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Muniz explored his most recent series Pictures of Magazines for ART CAPSUL. Continuing his exploration of unique image configuration by combining cutouts culled from fashion and news magazines, art historical paintings and iconic landscapes are re-created through his unique pastiche and assemblage approach. For the …

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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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Muniz explored his most recent series Pictures of Magazines for ART CAPSUL. Continuing his …

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Muniz explored his most recent series Pictures of Magazines for ART CAPSUL. Continuing his exploration of unique image configuration by combining cutouts culled from fashion and news magazines, art historical paintings and iconic landscapes are re-created through his unique pastiche and assemblage approach. For the …

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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.”

Vik Muniz

Peau D'ane Gown, 2013. Installation view, Palais de Tokyo, Paris. ART CAPSUL created by Stacy Engman exhibition, July 2013. Haute Couture.

Bodice in pre-treated resolution digital print onto duchess satin, 100% silk; custom printed silk chiffon, 100% silk, bonded to custom print duchess satin, 100% silk, hand-cut into shapes and applied to garment, over the same shape to recreate collage layer effect from original artwork. The final finish is a three-dimensional effect with thousands of bonded cutouts, hand sewn onto the duchess satin base image layer, as per the original Hummingbirds artwork from this series.
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