Vik Muniz - Photographs New York Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | Phillips

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  • "The impossibility of creating a precise hue made me think about what pure color is: the pigment alone, in and of itself. I decided to push the ‘discover’ of that relationship to its limit.  In fact, this was a radical undertaking, since it is impossible to touch pigment directly…The results remind us of the essential human limitations of working with pure color, in such a careful way, and yet being so far from it." —Vik Muniz

    • Provenance

      Galerie Xippas, Paris

    • Literature

      Capivara, Vik Muniz: Catalogue Raisonné, 1987-2015: Everything so Far, Vol. II, p. 621
      Capivara, Vik Muniz: Obra Completa, 1987-2009, p. 570


No 46 (Red, Ochre, Black on Red), after Rothko from Pictures of Pigment

Chromogenic print.
85 3/4 x 70 in. (217.8 x 177.8 cm)
Overall 90 1/2 x 74 3/4 in. (229.9 x 189.9 cm)

Signed, dated in ink, printed title, date and number 4/6 on a gallery label affixed to the reverse of the mount.

Full Cataloguing

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $56,700

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New York Auction 6 April 2022