Lot 309
  • 309

Vik Muniz

50,000 - 70,000 USD
182,500 USD
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  • Vik Muniz
  • The Best of Life Portfolio
  • each signed, titled, dated 1989/1995 and numbered 5/10

  • gelatin silver prints, in 10 parts


Stux Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above


Paris, Centre national de la photographie; Paris, Caisse des dépôts et consignations; Paris, Galerie Xippas, Vik Muniz, November - January 2000, p. 21, illustrated (John John Saluting), p. 22, illustrated (Saigon Execution of Vietcong Suspect), p. 23, illustrated (The Man on the Moon), p. 24, illustrated (Tranbang Child), p. 25, illustrated (3-D Screening) (other examples exhibited)
Rome, MARCO, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma, Vik Muniz, September 2003 - January 2004, p. 43, illustrated (3-D Screening), p. 44 (Man Stopping Tank in Beijing), p. 45, (John Lennon in Manhattan), p. 46 (Saigon Execution of Vietcong Suspect), p. 47 (Tranbang Child) (other examples exhibited)
West Palm Beach, Norton Museum of Art, Before the Camera: Remaking Reality and the Make-Believe, October 2006 - January 2007 (Tranbang Child, Man Stopping Tank in Beijing, Saigon Execution of Vietcong Suspect, The Man on the Moon, 3-D Screening, John Lennon in Manhattan, Kiss at Times Square)


James Elkins, Moacir dos Anjos and Shelley Rice, eds., Vik Muniz, Incomplete Works, Rio de Janeiro, 2004, pp. 91-99, illustrated

Catalogue Note

i. Memory Rendering of Tranbang Child
ii. Memory Rendering of Kent State Shooting
iii. Memory Rendering of Man Stopping Tank in Beijing
iv. Memory Rendering of Flag Raising at Mount Subayachi, Iwo Jima
v. Memory Rendering of Saigon Execution of Vietcong Suspect
vi. Memory Rendering of The Man on the Moon
vii. Memory Rendering of 3-D Screening
viii. Memory Rendering of John Lennon in Manhattan
ix.  Memory Rendering of John John Saluting 
x.  Memory Rendering of Kiss at Times Square