Vik Muniz, ‘Portrait of Alice Liddell, after Lewis Carroll from the Rebus Series’, 2004, Artsy x Wright
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Vik Muniz

Portrait of Alice Liddell, after Lewis Carroll from the Rebus Series, 2004

Cibachrome print
99 3/4 × 73 5/8 in
253.4 × 187 cm
Edition 2/6
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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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Framed. Dimensions: 103 x 77 x 3 in.

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Signed and dated in ink on the photographer's studio label on the reverse
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

Portrait of Alice Liddell, after Lewis Carroll from the Rebus Series, 2004

Cibachrome print
99 3/4 × 73 5/8 in
253.4 × 187 cm
Edition 2/6
.
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