Vik Muniz, After Richard Serra, Prop, 1968, 2000

From the Tate Gallery:

This work is from a series of pictures in which Muniz depicted iconic works of Minimalist sculpture. Muniz fashioned the image from dust he collected off floors in the Whitney Museum, before presenting it as a large-scale photographic print. While the work has a convincing trompe l’oeil effect, appearing as a grainy black and white photographic documentation of a three-dimensional artwork, Muniz is not interested in simply trying to trick the viewer – indeed, closer inspection reveals the image’s component pieces of lint, cobweb, hair and the like. Rather, as in all his work, Muniz attempts to explore the nature of representation itself. As he says, “I don’t want the viewer to believe in my images. I want him or her to experience the extent of his or her own belief in images – period.”

 

Posted on September 20 2012, with 80 Notes

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