American Flag, 2009 - Vik Muniz

About the Work

About American Flag

What lies at the heart of Muniz's work is the idea of what he calls a "perceptual bottleneck." In this work, the viewer can choose either to see the subject (a flag) or the substance from which it is ...

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What lies at the heart of Muniz's work is the idea of what he calls a "perceptual bottleneck." In this work, the viewer can choose either to see the subject (a flag) or the substance from which it is made (plants). It is this two-pronged approach—the creation and then the documentation—that makes Muniz's work a unique combination of real event and reproduction.

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About the Artist

About Vik Muniz

A photographer and self-described 'low-tech illusionist' Muniz has created images in a wide-range of materials -- from chocolate and sugar to junk and toys to creating ...

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A photographer and self-described 'low-tech illusionist' Muniz has created images in a wide-range of materials -- from chocolate and sugar to junk and toys to creating images, often art-historical, that he records with a camera. He has had solo shows at MOMA, MAM — Museu de arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The International Center of Photography, Paco Imperial in Rio, and MACRO in Rome, among others. A full-scale, traveling retrospective of his work was organized by the Miami Art Museum in 2006. His work is in numerous public and private collections, including those of MOMA, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; Daros Latin America, Zurich; Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The Tate Gallery, London; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Muniz has lectured at Harvard, Yale, the TED Conference and nearly every place where people are interested in creative concepts, and his work has been featured on the cover of the New York Times Magazine and filled the pages of countless other publications. Waste Land, the documentary film about his art project in a Brazilian trash dump, won the 2010 Sundance Audience Award for Best Film and was nominated for an Academy Award.

Click here to read about the improbably alchemy of Vik Muniz.

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American Flag, 2009

Vik Muniz

Photograph
Size Price
20.00" x 24.00" $5,000
Edition of 100

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Description

Chromogenic print of color photograph.

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Signed by the artist on verso.

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