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

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Xippas, Paris
    Private Collection, Houston
    Phillips de Pury & Company, London, Contemporary Art Day Sale, 18 February 2011, lot 316

  • Literature

    Capivara, Vik Muniz: Catalogue Raisonné, 1987-2015: Everything so Far, Vol. II, p. 503
    Capivara, Vik Muniz: Obra Completa 1987-2009, p. 457
    G. Celant, Brazil in Venice: XLIV Biennial of Brazil Connects Venice, n.p.
    Exh. Cat., Rome, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Vik Muniz, p. 165
    J. Elkins, M. Dos Anjos, S. Rice, Obra Incompleta: Vik Muniz, p. 208

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Now that photography is a digital medium, the ghost of painting is coming to haunt it: photography no longer retains a sense of truth. I think that's great, because it frees photography from factuality, the same way photography freed painting from factuality in the mid-nineteenth century.”
    Vik Muniz


Haystacks #5 after Claude Monet from Pictures of Color

Chromogenic print, printed later, mounted.
70 x 104 3/4 in. (177.8 x 266.1 cm)
Overall 74 5/8 x 109 1/4 in. (189.5 x 277.5 cm)

Signed and dated in ink, printed title, date and number 3/3 on a label accompanying the work.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $40,320

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New York Auction 6 April 2022