Vik Muniz

New York Postcard (Postcards from Nowhere), 2013

Digital c-print
From an Edition of 6 with 4 APs
40 x 63 inches (101.6 × 160 cm.)
Very Good
Private Collection
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Vik Muniz is a Brazilian artist, photographer and sculptor. He is famous for paying homage to famous old master’s paintings and celebrity portraits using unconventional materials such as sugar, chocolate syrup, dust, tomato sauce and diamonds to reproduce them. Muniz photographs those original and groundbreaking pieces, ultimately destroying them to ensure the photograph becomes the piece itself. Currently represented by Galeria Nara Roesler in New York and Brazil, his work enjoys critical and commercial success being exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world.

New York Postcard, part of Muniz’s Postcards from Nowhere series, portrays an older version of the New York City skyline – one that existed before 9/11. To compose his image, the artist collected vintage postcards and photos of different cities around the world and shredded them to then rebuild the skyline using those shredded remains.

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