Did you ever look in a plate of food and think you saw a face? Or remember taking found objects in art class and making a known quantity with them? This is the art of Vik Muniz! You know I always like when artists
use found objects and re-create with said.
Enjoy this post and the day!
Vik Muniz is a contemporary Brazilian visual artist who was born in 1961. Vik Muniz has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg Rupertinum. Numerous
works by Muniz have been sold at auction, including ‘BLOODY MARILYN’ sold at Sotheby’s New York ‘Contemporary Art Day Auction’ in 2009 for $266,500. There have been Numerous articles about Vik Muniz, including ‘Armory Show Spills Over Two Huge Art-Filled Piers:
Our Guide’ written by
Katya Kazakina for
Bloomberg in 2012.
Vik Muniz’s Jackie (Pictures of Diamonds), 2005, portrays Jackie Kennedy Onassis shining with vitality. The photograph is fashioned from more than 3,000 loose, precious diamonds originally supplied by a
diamond trade collector and patron of the artist.
Muniz’s use of three-dimensional materials challenges the boundaries of dimensionality by flattening the objects into a two-dimensional photographic portrait. The resulting portrait of Jackie radiates with the poise, grace and spirit of its iconic subject.