Lot 115
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VIK MUNIZ (B. 1961) | La Bacchante, after Gustave Courbet (Pictures of Magazines 2), 2011

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20,000 - 30,000 USD
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Description

  • Vik Muniz (b. 1961)
  • La Bacchante, after Gustave Courbet (Pictures of Magazines 2), 2011
digital c-print, in artist's chosen frame; signed and dated '2011' on a label affixed to the reverse

Provenance

Sikkema Jenkins & Co. New York, NY
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Pedro Corrêa do Lago, et. al., 'Vik Muniz: Catálago Raisonné, 1987-2015, Tudo Até Agora,' Rio de Janeiro, 2016, p. 781, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

Brazilian photographer and multi-media artist Vik Muniz said in an interview with the New York Times that his goal was to “change the lives of people with the same materials they deal with every day,” (Vik Muniz in Carol Kino, ‘Where Art Meets Trash and Transforms Life,’ ‘The New York Times,’ 21 October 2010). In his Appropriation Art series, Muniz recreates well-known works of arts with common materials, such as chocolate, garbage, and caviar. He then photographs his collages before destroying them, saving once three-dimensional collages as a two-dimensional photograph. The repetition of highly established imagery using everyday materials tinkers with the illusion of grandeur and ultimately challenges how we see art.
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