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Medusa Marinara

A work made of silver dye-bleach print.

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  • A work made of silver dye-bleach print.

Date:

1997

Artist:

Vik Muniz
Brazilian, born 1961

About this artwork

Vik Muniz makes photographs that challenge the nature of visual illusion and our faith in the truthfulness of representation. The clever and irreverent artist has found endless source material in the world of images, from popular culture to art-historical masterworks to portraits of friends. Using such varied media as chocolate syrup, string, wire, dust, toys, and holes punched from magazines, he makes remarkable pictures that he then photographs. Over the past 20 years, Muniz has become one of the most innovative and important artists of his generation.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Vik Muniz

Title

Medusa Marinara

Place

Brazil (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1997

Medium

Silver dye-bleach print

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; signed and inscribed verso, center, in black ink: "[artist signature] AP 3/3"

Dimensions

Image: 33.8 × 42.7 cm (13 5/16 × 16 13/16 in.); Paper: 53.2 × 52.7 cm (21 × 20 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Vik Muniz and Brent Sikkema, NYC

Reference Number

2000.42

Extended information about this artwork

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