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  • Provenance

    Brent Sikkema, New York

  • Exhibited

    Santiago de Composetela, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Vik Muniz, December 18, 2003 - March 7, 2004; Dublin, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Vik Muniz, March 31 - June 13, 2004; Madrid, Fundación Telefónica, Vik Muniz, November 17, 2004 - January 9, 2005 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    D. Cameron and M. Fernández-Cid, Vik Muniz, Santiago de Compostela, 2003, pg. 129 (another example illustrated)

418

The Origin of the World, after Courbet, from Pictures of Soil

1999
Gelatin silver print.
19 3/4 x 23 7/8 in. (50.2 x 60.6 cm).
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered "Vik Muniz The Origin of the World 1999" on the reverse.  This work is from an edition of 10 plus five artist's proofs. 

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $31,000

Contemporary Art Part II

16 May 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York