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    Vik Muniz (b. 1961)
    Brigitte Bardot (Diamond Divas), 2004
    Cibachrome mounted on aluminum
    39-1/2 x 31-1/2 inches (100.3 x 80.0 cm)
    Number 7 from the edition of 10 plus 4 artist's proofs
    Signed and dated on label affixed verso

    Galleria Cardi, Milan;
    Christie's, London, October 19, 2013, lot 283;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    Sâo Paulo, Centro Cultural do Brasil, "Vik Muniz: Divas e Monstros," 2005 (another from the edition exhibited).
    Montova, Casa del Mantegna, "L'arte come amante. Da una collezione private contemporanea," 2007.

    Centro Cultural do Brasil, Vik Muniz: Divas e Monstros, Sâo Paulo, 2005 (another from the edition exhibited);
    Casa del Mantegna, L'arte come amante. Da una collezione private contemporanea, Montova, 2007.

    "I don't want to amaze you with my powers to fool you. I want to make you aware of how much you want to believe in the image-to be conscious of the measure of your own belief, rather than of my capacity to fool you." -Vik Muniz, 2000, from an interview with Mark Magill (BOMB Magazine, Issue 73/Fall 2000)

    Muniz's portrait of Brigitte Bardot is from his Diamond Divas series of 2004. In this series, Muniz depicts glamourous female film stars using thousands of brilliant-cut diamonds. In shaping the immortal Bardot in such a lustrous medium, Muniz presents us with an awe-inspiring and elegant marriage of subject and style.

    More information about Vik Muniz, also known as Muniz, Vik, .

    Condition Report*: This work appears to be in excellent condition; in artist's frame. Framed under acrylic. Framed Dimensions 41.25 X 33.25 Inches
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