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Vik Muniz: Model Pictures

Matthew Drutt, Vik Muniz

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ISBN 10: 0939594536 / ISBN 13: 9780939594535
Published by Menil Foundation, Houston, 2002
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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cloth, hard cover with affixed color plate to cover., only the slightest evidence of use to exterior, no real flaws. clean, no writing or markings, tight binding.; 96pp., illustrated throughout in color. essay and interview with artist. reference material. art about art. for starters. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 17280

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Title: Vik Muniz: Model Pictures

Publisher: Menil Foundation, Houston

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, as Issued

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Exhibition Catalogue

About this title


While visiting The Menil Collection, Vik Muniz, creator of what he calls "photographic delusions," happened upon the museum's exhibition planning room, which contains a small-scale model of galleries filled with tiny copies of artworks from the permanent collection--museum curators use these models in planning installations. Fascinated, Muniz took digital pictures of the maquettes and, for the exhibition Model Pictures, held at The Menil Collection in spring 2002, enlarged them to the scale of the original works of art that they represent. For the book Model Pictures, a conceptual extension of the exhibition, he shrinks his photographs of the maquettes to their miniature size, or 1:12 of the original artworks.

About the Author:

Born in Sao Paolo, Brazil, in 1961, Vik Muniz moved to New York in 1983, where he continues to live and work. Known for his examinations of what happens as we continually reproduce works of art, Muniz has spent the last decade recreating and then photographing iconic works from modern and contemporary art, using such unconventional materials as soil, sugar, tomato sauce, chocolate, dust, and thread. One of two artists chosen to represent Brazil at the 2001 Venice Biennale, Muniz has been shown internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; the International Center of Photography, New York; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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