Vik Muniz - Art for One Drop New York Friday, September 21, 2018 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the Artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

    Bidders are bidding on a portrait commission by Vik Muniz. The timing and fulfillment of the commission are to be arranged directly between the successful bidder and the artist’s studio and are subject to the following general parameters:
    - Subjects can be individual portrait or family portrait.
    - The final portrait produced may originate from a beloved pre-existing photograph submitted by the successful bidder or from a photo taken by the artist; a single photo shoot session of approximately 1 hour can be arranged to take place at Vik Muniz Studio NY or Rio de Janeiro at a mutually agreed upon time. The artist will then draw an image of the subject in chocolate using either the pre-existing or the newly captured portrait, and the final commission will consist of a photograph of this drawing. The image will be submitted to client’s approval before being printed.
    - The portrait produced will be a digital chromogenic print, mounted to Dibond, 45 x 60 in. (114.3 x 152.4 cm.) or 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.).
    - The successful bidder must contact the artist’s studio and submit a photograph or sit for the photo shoot within one year of the auction for fulfillment of the commission.
    - The print will be available for pickup within 4 months of the date of the photograph submission or photo shoot.
    - Printing, mounting, framing and shipping costs are the responsibility of the successful bidder; printing, mounting and framing can be organized by the studio.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Vik Muniz now resides and works in New York. Originally studying in advertising, Muniz moved to New York where he began his artistic career as a sculptor in the late 1980s. He is most recognized for his photographs of re-imagined, largely art historical imagery, which he creates out of a wide variety of materials—from chocolate and sugar to junk and toys. Muniz is involved in social projects that use art-making as a force for change and was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 2011.


Commissioned Portrait

chromogenic print, mounted to Dibond
45 x 60 in. (114.3 x 152.4 cm.) or 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.)
To be executed at a mutually agreed upon time between the artist and the successful bidder.

$125,000 - 175,000 

Sold for $143,000

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Sam Mansour
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Art for One Drop

New York Charity Auction 21 September 2018