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Vik Muniz Art

Brazilian, b. 1961

Vik Muniz is a Brazilian artist currently working out of New York. 

Muniz is well known for his broad range of experimental works. While he started his career as a sculptor, his practice today is almost entirely photo-based — creating works but then photographing them. 

Muniz’s interest in human visual understanding is the running theme behind the majority of his work, of which a photograph called Key, from Earthworks is a perfect example. The "Earthworks" series also includes images of electrical outlets, tobacco pipes, footprints, scissors, dice, paper airplanes, envelopes, and coat hangers. The juxtaposition of intimate, inanimate objects and the living, changing landscape renders this photographic series truly striking. 

Muniz's innovative and shifting methods of visual communication are what constantly earn him recognition and admiration internationally. He frequently destabilizes the conventions of the art history canon by revisiting or appropriating conventions and icons but realizing them in unconventional materials and creative strategies. 

Muniz's work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art to name a few.

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Jetliner
By Vik Muniz
Located in Bristol, GB
Diasec-mounted Giclee print on aluminium panel Edition of Limited Edition Edition of 100 (reported) Signed on the reverse, not numbered Mint, as issued Published by Magnum photos
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Vik Muniz Art

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Louis Brooks
By Vik Muniz
Located in Miami, FL
Vik Muñiz "Louis Brooks" 2005 Picture of diamonds ( Digital C-Print: A photographic print made from a color negative or slide). Ed. 3 of 10 40 x 30 in Signed, named, and numbered on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Vik Muniz Art

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C Print

Cairo, Egypt
By Vik Muniz
Located in New York, NY
This Vik Muniz photograph is offered by CLAMP in New York City. Edition of 70.
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2010s Contemporary Vik Muniz Art

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Archival Pigment

Vik Muniz Memory Rendering of John John (Vik Muniz The Best of Life)
By Vik Muniz
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Vik Muniz Memory Rendering of John John (Vik Muniz The Best of Life): 'John John' is a selection from Vik Muniz's The Best of LIFE series from 1989. Muniz's...
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1980s Surrealist Vik Muniz Art

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Jetliner
By Vik Muniz
Located in New York, NY
Jetliner 2014 Signed in black ink, verso Archival pigment print 6 x 6 inches (15.24 x 15.24 cm), sheet 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.9 x 14 cm), image This work is offered by ClampArt in N...
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2010s Contemporary Vik Muniz Art

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Archival Pigment

Butterflies, after Odilon Redon
By Vik Muniz
Located in New York, NY
Vik Muniz Butterflies, after Odilon Redon, 2006 Signed and dated on affixed label Chromogenic print 50 x 40 inches Edition 3 of 6
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Early 2000s Vik Muniz Art

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The Glass House, After Robin Hill Photograph by Vik Muniz
By Vik Muniz
Located in New Canaan, CT
Vik Muniz The Glass House, after Robin Hill Digital C print Measures: 20 in. x 29.6 in. Accompanied by a complete signature label Edition of 25 U...
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2010s American Vik Muniz Art

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THE TOWER OF BABEL , AFTER PIETER BRUEGEL (GORDIAN PUZZLE)
By Vik Muniz
Located in Aventura, FL
Chromogenic print. Signed and dated "Vik Muniz 2007" on a label affixed to the reverse. From the edition of 6. Custom framed as pictured. The artwork is in excellent condition. All...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Vik Muniz Art

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Medusa Marinara (for Peter Norton Family Christmas Project)
By Vik Muniz
Located in New York, NY
Medusa Marinara (for Peter Norton Family Christmas Project) 1999 Stamped, verso Ceramic plate (Made by Bernardaud in Limoges, France) 12.5 x 12.5 inche...
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1990s Contemporary Vik Muniz Art

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Key (from “Earthworks”)
By Vik Muniz
Located in New York, NY
Key (from “Earthworks”) 2006 Signed and numbered, verso Chromogenic print (Edition of 100) 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm) Contact gallery for price. This work is offered by Clam...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Vik Muniz Art

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C Print

Butterflies, after Odilon Redon
By Vik Muniz
Located in New York, NY
Framed: 56.5 x 43 inches Edition of 6 From the series "Pictures of Pigment" Signed and dated on affixed label
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Vik Muniz Art

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Digital, Digital Pigment

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Find a wide variety of authentic Vik Muniz art available for sale on 1stDibs. You can also browse by medium to find art by Vik Muniz in pigment print, archival pigment print, c print and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 21st century and contemporary and is mostly associated with the contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Vik Muniz art, so small editions measuring 4 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Paulo Behar, Andreas Gefeller, and Charles Petillon . Vik Muniz art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $576 and tops out at $45,000, while the average work can sell for $2,219.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 25, 2024
    Vik Muniz is known for his broad range of experimental artwork. While the Brazilian artist started his career as a sculptor, his practice today is almost entirely photo-based, a process that involves creating works that are subsequently photographed. Muniz's interest in human visual understanding is a running theme of the majority of his work. His "Earthworks" series, for example, includes images of electrical outlets, tobacco pipes, footprints, scissors, dice, paper airplanes, envelopes and coat hangers. His work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate in London, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. On 1stDibs, explore a variety of Vik Muniz art.

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