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    Vik Muniz (b. 1961)
    Standard Station, after Ed Ruscha (from Pictures of Cars), 2008
    Chromogenic mounted on aluminum
    51 x 95 inches (129.5 x 241.3 cm)
    Number 6 from the edition of 6 plus 4 artist's proofs

    Studio of the artist;
    Private collection, Los Angeles, California.

    P. Corrêa do Lago, ed., Vik Muniz Obra Completa, 1987-2009: Catálogo Raisonné, Rio de Janeiro, 2009, p. 613, illustrated in color;
    J. Carter Tutwiler, Ed Ruscha, Vik Muniz and the Car Culture and the Car Culture of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 2011, pl. 41, illus.

    Muniz uses chocolate syrup, jam, cotton, caviar, dust and other media to emulate works by famous artists. This process of drawing using non-art material and then photographing his work has been a consistent theme in his career. In his photographic series Pictures of Cars, Muniz uses precisely cut auto parts and associated thematic material to create a tongue in cheek depiction of Los Angeles car culture. He reproduced five iconic Ed Ruscha paintings in the same hard-edge style as the originals. His Standard Station, after Ed Ruscha is more closely identifiable to the original than his other work and has a layered level of interest. By placing his work within the larger context of Los Angeles popular culture, Muniz not only points to a similarity in style between himself and Ruscha, but also to a similarity in methodology.

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

    Condition Report*: This work appears to be in excellent condition. Framed under acrylic. Framed Dimensions 57.75 X 101.75 Inches
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    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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    October, 2015
    28th Wednesday
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