Vik Muniz: Extra-Ordinary

June 18 – November 27

Vik Muniz (Brazilian, b. 1961) Double Mona Lisa (Peanut butter and Jelly), from the series After Warhol, 1999 Digital C Print 49.6 x 61.4 x 1.9 inches © Vik Muniz / Galerie Xippas, Paris
Vik Muniz (Brazilian, b. 1961) Double Mona Lisa (Peanut butter and Jelly), from the series After Warhol, 1999 Digital C Print 49.6 x 61.4 x 1.9 inches © Vik Muniz / Galerie Xippas, Paris
Playful. Insightful. Extra-Ordinary.

Be delighted by over 100 works from one of the most innovative, distinguished artists of the 21st century. Witness the delightful way he converts everyday materials into spectacular works of art. Be amazed as you look closer and discover that there’s much, much more to these artworks than meets the eye!

In Vik Muniz: Extra-Ordinary, you’ll explore how the artist uses everything from diamonds to garbage to skywriting to create “photographic delusions,” featuring scales ranging from the microscopic to the truly massive. Muniz depicts art that includes contemporary feel yet a playful, childlike art. You’ll recognize unusual art re-creations of historic scenes, landmark places, and other iconic artworks from artists such as da Vinci, Van Gogh, Lange, Warhol, Manet, Goya, and more.

This exhibition will thrill audiences of all ages, and everyone from art novices to art historians will feel inspired by the skill, the detail, and the invitation to look closer throughout this exhibit. We can’t wait to see your reactions of Muniz’s creations of bring trash to art!


Preview the exhibition below (select an image to see it in detail):

Marat (Sebastiao)
From the Pictures of Garbage series
Chromogenic print, 2008, printed 2011
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, after Édouard Manet
From the Pictures of Magazines series
Chromogenic print, 71 x 98.1, 2012
Ben Brown Fine Arts, London

From the Postcards from Nowhere series
Chromogenic Print, 74.6 x 111, 2015
Courtesy of the artist

Toy Soldier
From the Monads series
Chromogenic print, 93.1 x 75.5, 2003
Courtesy of the artist

Valentine, The Fastest
From the Sugar Children series
Gelatin Silver Print, 22 x 19.3, 1996
Courtesy of the artist

Marlene Dietrich
From the Pictures of Diamonds series
Chromogenic print, 65.2 x 51.6, 2004
Galerie Xippas, Paris

Medusa Marinara
From the After Warhol series
Dye destruction print, 1997
Courtesy of the artist

Sandcastle #3
From the Sandcastles series
Chromogenic Print, 74.6 x 88.1, 2013
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

Double Mona Lisa
(Peanut Butter and Jelly)
From the After Warhol series
Chromogenic print, 1999
Galerie Xippas, Paris

News Articles

Enjoy learning more about our Vik Muniz Exhibition! Take a different outlook on an Extra-Ordinary artist who puts a unique perspective on the ordinary items in life!

The New York Times take a look at Vik Muniz and his childlike Art. Learn more about what they have to say!

Hear and read what the Communications and Fine Arts Program at BYU have to say about Vik Muniz! The extra-ordinary artist in the eyes of the Fine Arts students!

Vik Muniz holds a significant respect with art overall. Art in American goes into detail of how Muniz came to life and his grand take on art itself!

The Daily Universe gives a glimpse of what the MOA with Vik Muniz has to show with reality!


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