Vik Muniz - Photographs London Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Xippas, Paris

  • Literature

    Vik Muniz: Obra Completa, 1987-2009, Catálogo Raisonné, Rio de Janeiro: Capivara, 2009, p. 519

  • Catalogue Essay

    Famous for her roles as much as her strength, Davis was further canonised in American pop culture in Kim Carnes’s number one hit song ‘Bette Davis Eyes’, in which the beloved star’s sultry gaze is sung in praise and awe. Similarly, in Muniz’s photograph, Davis’s seductive expression, as rendered in diamonds, mesmerises the viewer with both her beauty and the thousands of jewels.


Bette Davis from Pictures of Diamonds

Dye destruction print.
122 x 152 cm (48 x 59 7/8 in.)
Signed, dated in ink, printed title, date and number 8/10 on a gallery label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 10 plus 4 artist's proofs.

£30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for £31,250

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London 21 May 2015 4pm