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Pictures of Magazine (Monochromes): 8 Colors Spectrum

© Vik Muniz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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© Vik Muniz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Vik Muniz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Vik Muniz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Vik Muniz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Vik Muniz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Vik Muniz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Vik Muniz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Vik Muniz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Vik Muniz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Vik Muniz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Vik Muniz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Vik Muniz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Vik Muniz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Vik Muniz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Vik Muniz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Vik Muniz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Vik Muniz

American, born Brazil, 1961

Pictures of Magazine (Monochromes): 8 Colors Spectrum, 2006

set of eight digital chromogenic color prints

Edition: artist's proof 3/4

overall: 24 x 20 inches (60.96 x 50.8 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of Mrs. George A. Forman, by exchange, 2008

P2008:12a-h

More Details

Class

Photographs
Digital prints

Work Type

Chromogenic color print
Laser print
Portfolio (group of works)

Information may change due to ongoing research.Glossary of Terms

To create works from his series “Pictures of Magazines,” including this one, Vik Muniz punched holes out of popular periodicals, separated these by color, and then created a collage from each tonal grouping. But what Muniz presents as the final work of art is not the actual collage but a larger-scale photograph of it. Here, he has updated Pointillism: a painting technique popularized in the late nineteenth century by the French artist Georges Seurat. The small, distinctly hued dots form an overall image, and Muniz investigates the role such bits might play within contemporary systems of digital manipulation. The color spectrum is only one subject of this series; other works depict images of famous works of art and celebrities.

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