Muniz, Vik b.1961 / Jackie (from Pictures of Diamond)
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"My first idea for this project was to draw Hollywood stars with diamonds. I wanted to test the degree of interference between the overkill glamour of the stars themselves and that of shiny rocks. I thought it might become intoxicating and conceptually claustrophobic. I drew Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, and others, all in the sultry, soft, angled front-light illumination of movie glamour, and shot the results with unforgiving hard light, to turn the rocks into prisms."
(Vik Muniz quoted in Refex: A Vik Muniz Primer, New York, 2005, p. 97)

Vik Muniz (b.1961, Brazil)

Jackie (from Pictures of Diamond), 2005

Digital C-print
Edition: 1/5AP (Out of an edition of 10+5AP)
152 x 122 cm.
59 13/16 x 48 1/16 in.
Provenance:
Fortes Vilaca Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil Current Location:
USA - New Jersey S - M PhotographLatin America

exhibitions

Vik Muniz
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
March 2014 - August 2014

Vik Muniz
Zemack Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
June 2013 - July 2013

publications

Vik Muniz, Vik Muniz - Pictures of Anything
Tel-Aviv Museum of art (Catalogue), 2014

Maayan Sheleff, Vik Muniz
Zemack Gallery (Catalogue), 2013
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Pedro Corrêa do Lago, Vik Muniz: Obra Completa 1987-2009
Capivara Editora 2009 (Catalogue Raisonne), 2009

Artwork History
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