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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.




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.


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Vik Muniz


Medusa Marinara


Brazil (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1997


Silver dye-bleach print


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


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

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