Vik Muniz “Pictures of Paper”

The Great Turf, after Dürer, 2010, Digital C-print, 136.3 x 101.6. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Nichido Contemporary Art is exhibiting the latest work of Vik Muniz. The eight compositions on display interpret different points on geographical and chronological maps of art history through the aesthetic prism of ukiyo-e prints. Hiroshige, Harunobu, Hokusai, Willem van Aelst, Winslow Homer, M.J. Heade and Dürer are represented in entire compositions and close-ups of details. The works rely on the cleaner version of Muniz’s trademark bricolage: the images are photographs of cut and pasted paper of various textures.

The show will be on through November 20th.

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