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Sisyphus, after Tiziano -- Junk Series, 2005, c-print. Artist Vik Muniz. Flickr Photo by DR000.
Death of Marat, after David. Junk Series, 2005, c-print. Artist Vik Muniz. Source.
Narcissus, after Caravaggio. Junk Series, 2005, c-print. Artist Vik Muniz. Source.
Saturn devouring one of his sons, after Goya. Junk Series, 2005, c-print. Artist Vik Muniz. Source.
Socrates (From the Aftermath series) 1998, c-print. Artist: Vic Muniz. Source.
Vik Muniz take on Van Gogh's 'The Sower'
Composition of dried flower pods, sprigs of lavender, straw, dried seeds, and sticks, installation in the 'Chapelle des Célestins-Place des Corps Saints, Avignon till May, 2012. Via: mortensenurithlynn.blogspot.com
Van Gogh's portrait of dried flower pods, lavender, straw, dried seeds, and sticks, installation in the 'Chapelle des Célestins-Place des Corps Saints, Avignon till May, 2012. Via: mortensenurithlynn.blogspot.com
Orphan Girl in the Cemetary, after Delacroix,
Vik Muniz aws born in 1961 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He currently lives in NY.
Mr. Muniz uses classical master's works as inspiration for his 'junk' arrangements. After he creates the composition he then photographs the work and then destroys the original collage. Mr. Muniz spends time in the slums of Brazil creating junk art with the local recyclers, who are known as the garbage pickers of Jardim Gramacho. www.vikmuniz.net
Represented by: Sikkema Jenkins & Company, NY
"Waste Land" (about Muniz, his work and the people he depicts) is an award winning documentary by director Lucy Walker - An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. Vik collaborates with the brilliant catadores, pickers of recyclable materials, true Shakespearean characters who live and work in the garbage quoting Machiavelli and showing us how to recycle ourselves. Released in 2010.